I Will Teach No More Forever

Author: Bruce Bothwell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467072206

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 7338


Ben Eglehart is comfortably secure in his life as a teacher at Comenius Alternative High School when he learns that one of his graduates has been murdered. This triggers a chain of events that will lead him to the end of a long, passionate career as a teacher of displaced students. Complicating matters is a half-Apache father in Arizona who looks to be in serious trouble. Ben and his wife Ginny rescue Will Bill from a most tenuous life and bring him back to live Iowa with them and their two children, Tom and Sarah. Wild Bill, who has rarely lived outside his primitive dwellings in the desert climate of southwest Arizona has to learn to adjust to the humidity and snow and other humans. As if matters weren’t confused enough, Ben has to cope with a wife who is undergoing menopause. In fact, the whole family struggles with this dilemma. To top it off, Ben’s son is referred to Comenius from his home high school, Clanton High. That makes it truly difficult for both of them since it means that Tom has been having difficulties at Clanton and that he will be thrust into intimate educational interaction with his father.

How to Steal a Billion

Author: Mary Hope St. Clair

Publisher: Westview Publishing Co., Inc.

ISBN: 9780976494027

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3528


Since before Texas was Texas, the league of land originally owned by Pelham Humphries has been surrounded in mystery, money, intrique and death. Inextricably linked to some of the most prominent corporate and private names on today's political scene, the tangled web of lies, half-truths and legal manuevering may have forever set a seal on the truth. Even so, the true heirs of Pelham Humphries continue their fight in small town law offices across the Southeast, trying to determine who owns Spindletop Oil Field?

The Billion Dollar Boy

Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher: Phoenix Pick

ISBN: 9781612421810

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 5779


Shelby Cheever is a spoiled brat. He is also the richest kid in the country. Actually, make that the universe. Bored with his all-the-amusements-money-can-buy life, he decides on a bit of interstellar action, Shelby-style. But it turns out life on a starship is not all fun and games. As part of a crew, Shelby has a few things to learn. Such as how to follow orders instead of simply giving orders. Can Shelby learn how to cooperate with his crewmates? *** He may not have a choice. When Shelby becomes the target of a hostage-for-ransom scheme, he'll need all the help he can get.

One in a Billion

The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine

Author: Mark Johnson,Kathleen Gallagher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451661339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9428


“A riveting scientific detective story” (The Washington Post) by two Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists who chronicle a young Wisconsin boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who save his life by taking a new step into the future of medicine. In this landmark medical narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher share the story of Nic Volker, the first patient to be saved by a bold breakthrough in medicine—a complete gene sequencing, aimed at finding the cause of an otherwise undiagnosable illness. At just two years old, Nic experienced a brief flicker of pain that signaled the awakening of a new and deadly disease, one that would hurl him and his family into a harrowing journey in search for a lifesaving cure. After his symptoms stump every practitioner, it becomes clear that Nic’s is a one in a billion case, a disease that no one has ever seen before. As Nic and his family search for answers, the scientific community is racing to bring about the next revolution in medicine—translating results from the Human Genome Project to treatments for actual patients. At the forefront is the brilliant geneticist Howard Jacob, who starts a lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Then Nic’s head physician reaches out to Jacob with an unprecedented of idea. A disease like Nic’s is likely due to a rare mutation: if they could sequence his genes to try to find the mutation, the boy might live. Jacob doesn’t know if he can do it; Nic’s doctors don’t know if it will even work; and no one knows what else might lie in the Pandora’s Box of Nic’s genome. But they decide to try—and in doing so, they step into a new era of medicine. One in a Billion is “a compelling story of a modern medical miracle—the first instance of personalized medicine” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and the birth of a scientific revolution.

Seven Billion and Counting

The Crisis in Global Population Growth

Author: Michael M. Andregg

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467710563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 400


October 31, 2011, marked an uneasy milestone for Planet Earth. On this day, the global population surpassed seven billion. What does that mean for a world that, until the nineteenth century, was home to less than one billion people? Experts say it means the planet is in trouble. Some wonder if Earth will even be able to sustain human life at its current rate of growth.Will there be enough food for everyone? Will conflicts over land increase? How will the environment be affected? Can humanity survive the predicted disasters?More than a simple case of running out of space, the population crisis is interwoven with a host of other issues--from climate change and resource management to war, disease, and poverty. Discover how all these factors converge to place an entire planet in crisis mode--and explore what sort of responses that crisis may require.

Two Billion Heartbeats

Author: M.N. Raju

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 818495168X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 5104


How do successful people become even more successful? Almost all effective people share a common trait – they set detailed goals, and plan the amount of effort they require to put into any project they wish to start. They leave no stone unturned in the process, and live by the DIY – do-it-yourself formula. Success in life requires more than an academic qualification; it requires strength of character and a will to be different. In this book you will read real life stories and incidents that offer valuable messages, inspired by the life of a man who believed in himself. This is not an autobiography but the clear essence of success in life.

The Billion-Dollar Molecule

The Quest for the Perfect Drug

Author: Barry Werth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143912681X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 6608


Join journalist Barry Werth as he pulls back the curtain on Vertex, a start-up pharmaceutical company, and witness firsthand the intense drama being played out in the pioneering and hugely profitable field of drug research. Founded by Joshua Boger, a dynamic Harvard- and Merck-trained scientific whiz kid, Vertex is dedicated to designing -- atom by atom -- both a new life-saving immunosuppressant drug, and a drug to combat the virus that causes AIDS. You will be hooked from start to finish, as you go from the labs, where obsessive, fiercely competitive scientists struggle for a breakthrough, to Wall Street, where the wheeling and dealing takes on a life of its own, as Boger courts investors and finally decides to take Vertex public. Here is a fascinating no-holds-barred account of the business of science, which includes an updated epilogue about the most recent developments in the quest for a drug to cure AIDS.