Description : Planetary surveyors Fin and Carson battle hostile terrain, bureaucratic red tape, and renegade "planet crashers" in this latest novella by the talented author of Doomsday Book. Connie Willis continues to demonstrate her endless versatility in this archly written satire, which is both a love story and a shameless expose of the dark side of political correctness.
Description : B.N. RUNDELL KEEPS YOU COMING BACK FOR MORE IN BOOK SIX OF THE FAST-MOVING STONECRAFT SAGA. Their dream and goal had always been to explore and discover land unknown by white men. The land that lay within the territory known as New Spain or Spanish Louisiana, land that had been known as French Louisiana and that had only known the presence of Spanish Conquistadors and a few French Voyageurs or Coureur des bois. But it was the land of mountains that stood as the pillars of Heaven itself and held many natives that had never seen the face of a white man nor that of a man of color. But now, with their new wives, Gabe and Ezra set out to discover and explore the mountains and wild country to the north. Land that was full of mystery and tales of the natives that told of indescribable wonders. Into this journey of great discovery, came a raiding horde of Blackfoot that sought to kill, maim, destroy and take captives from lesser tribes, like the Absáalooke, Agaidika Shoshone and the Bannock. When Gabe and Ezra make friends with the Shoshone, they are caught up in the war between the peoples and the price that is to be paid, maybe more than they are willing to give. They are determined to defend their friends, and turn aside those that would wreak havoc, but what can two men do against so many?
Description : Uncharted Territory chronicles the groundbreaking attempt by the National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC) to mold the United Nations in the image of a Catholic world order through the NCWC Office for UN Affairs.
Description : Few in Prairie Rose, North Dakota, realize the struggles facing the newest residents who are dealing with a tumultuous past relationship. Dr. Alexander Johanson and the Rev. Victoria Dahlmann plunge into uncharted territory as their past collides with the present, threatening them personally and professionally while a small town watches.
Description : Love is like a seed that germinates by chance. When properly nourished, it will be able to overcome all odds and obstacles. Though man has managed to conquer virtually all available frontiers of human endeavor, love has remained elusive. It is unpredictable and remains alone in its own territory, from where it often tends to conquer men instead. Cynthia and Thomas, each an only child, met in secondary school. They fall in love and remain together through to college. They overcome a few intrigues and blackmails from jealous mates, but Thomas was equal to the task as he exposes the blackmailers who wanted to separate them for their own selfish reasons. A bitter separation in college exposed the ugly side of love till they reunite at the end to marry and maybe live happily ever after.
Description : On the evidence of the authors of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory, there is a sea change coming. That change will affect the way projects are perceived, lead and governed, particularly in the context of the wider organisation to which they belong; whether that is in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Many organisations have struggled to apply the traditional models of project management to their new projects in the global environment. Anecdotal and evidence-based research confirms that projects continue to fail at an alarming rate. A major part of the build-up to failure is often the lack of adequate project management knowledge and experience. Advances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further up the management chain; amongst strategy and senior decision makers and amongst professional project and programme managers. This collection, drawn from some of the world’s leading practitioners and researchers and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management, provides those people and organisations who are involved with the developments in project management with the kind of structured information, new approaches and novel perspectives that will inform their thinking and their practice and improve their decisions.
Description : Youth who turn 18 in the foster care system often face the difficulty of transitioning to adulthood without traditional emotional and financial supports. Early experiences of trauma impact their mental health and receipt of services both while in care as well as decisions whether to continue services after leaving care.Using the behavior analytic model, this dissertation explores the challenging and supportive situations former foster youth experience with mental health services while transitioning to adulthood. Qualitative interviews and focus groups inform the development of a quantitative instrument in a mixed methods, sequential exploratory research design. The resulting instrument identifies the most intense and frequently encountered situations former foster youth experience, related to their mental health and transitions to adulthood.Results indicate the most challenging situations foster youth experience during the transition are related to overwhelming expectations, receiving mixed messages from professionals, feelings of isolation, and a lack of voice and choice with regard to mental health services. Young adults in this study also emphasized the importance of responsive engagement, self-efficacy, and consistency in relationships both formally and informally.This research provides important implications for social work practice, policy, and education. Acknowledging the voice of foster youth gives them a choice in services and allows for realistic transition planning. Developing problem-solving skills and a support network beyond foster care are necessary strategies of preparation to age out. Finally, practitioners should recognize the impact of trauma and other contextual factors when conducting assessment and treatment, to promote positive outcomes.
Description : Josh and Bethany star in the Uncharted Territory paranormal investigation television show where they travel the world facing down ghosts, exploring myths, traveling to other dimensions----all while fighting their love for each other. Being hassled by demons? No problem-the Uncharted Territory team is on the case! Dealing with unseen portals into alternate realities? Josh and Bethany are ready to explore! Whatever the mystery, the Uncharted Territory crew is ready to solve it. While the fans are entertained by what goes on in front of the camera, the real drama occurs behind the scenes while Josh and Bethany dabble in erotic exploration and deny their real-life love affair. Each book is an episode-as their team gets into trouble again and again. From the Bermuda Triangle to Mayan caves deep in the jungles of Central America, this erotic paranormal series tackles each mystery with a smile and an open-mind. Through all the misadventues and close calls, Josh and Bethany are afraid of only one thing-love.