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Stepping stones to Socialism

Author : David C. E. Maxwell
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Stepping Stones

Author : Jill Scevak
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Mature-age students face many challenges as they try to balance study commitments with the demands of work and family. This book acknowledges the very personal journeys that mature-aged students take when they embark on university study. It goes beyond the 'how to' of university life to give a deeper understanding of the experiences that lie ahead. It provides prospective mature-aged students with strategies and skills for a successful learning experience and for managing life with study.

Stepping Stones

Author : Staughton Lynd
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Stepping Stones is a joint memoir by two longtime participants in movements for social change in the United States. Staughton and Alice Lynd have worked for racial equality, against war, with workers and prisoners, and against the death penalty. Coming from similar ethical backgrounds but with very different personalities, the Lynds spent three years in an intentional community in Northeast Georgia during the 1950s. There they experienced a way of living that they later sought to carry into the larger society. Both were educated to be teachers—Staughton as a professor of history and Alice as a teacher of preschool children. But both sought to address the social problems of their times through more than their professions. After being involved in the Southern civil rights movement and the movement against the war in Vietnam in the 1960s, both Staughton and Alice became lawyers. In the Youngstown, Ohio, area they helped workers to create a variety of rank-and-file organizations. After retirement, they became advocates for prisoners who were sentenced to death or confined under supermaximum security conditions. Through trips to Central America in the 1980s, Staughton and Alice became familiar with the concept of “accompaniment.” To them, accompaniment means placing themselves at the side of the poor and oppressed, not as dispensers of charity or as guilty fugitives from the middle class, but as equals in a joint process to which each person brings an essential kind of expertise. Throughout, the Lynds, who became Quakers in the early 1960s, have been committed to nonviolence. Their story will encourage young people seeking lives of public service in the cause of creating a better world.

Stepping Stones

Author : Christine Desdemaines-Hugon
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“The next best thing to actually seeing the prehistoric cave art of southern Franc[e] . . . A rapturous guide through five major Ice Age sites” (Archaeology). The cave art of France’s Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones in the development of human culture, demonstrating how far humankind has come and reminding us of the ties that bind us across the ages. Over more than twenty-five years of teaching and research, Christine Desdemaines-Hugon has become an unrivaled expert in the cave art and artists of the Dordogne region. In Stepping-Stones she combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the “cave experience.” Her keen insights communicate not only the incomparable artistic value of these works but also the near-spiritual impact of viewing them for oneself. Focusing on five fascinating sites, including the famed Font de Gaume and others that still remain open to the public, this book reveals striking similarities between art forms of the Paleolithic and works of modern artists and gives us a unique pathway toward understanding the culture of the Dordogne Paleolithic peoples and how it still touches our lives today. “Her vivid descriptions help readers visualize the Cro-Magnon man or woman painting the beautiful bison, horses, mammoths, and other symbols. [A] fine reading experience.” —Library Journal

Stepping Stones to Nowhere

Author : Galen Roger Perras
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Perras, with the National Archives of Canada, expands on his doctoral dissertation (U. of Waterloo, 1995) about the American side of the World War II Aleutian campaign. He argues, that while critics' assessment of US battles on Attu and Kiska Island (shown on maps) against the Japanese as fiascos have validity, they overlook the historical context of still-continuing debates over the this North Pacific archipelago's strategic value. Major foci are US military politics, postwar proposals for the area, and Canada's role in Aleutian military affairs from the 1920s to 1943. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Stepping Stones to Women s Liberty

Author : Les Garner
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This book examines the feminism of an early twentieth-century movement that involved thousands of women--the struggle for the vote in England. It is an attempt to discover some of the main ideas developed within the major suffragist organizations.

Stepping Stones to Recovery

Author : Bill Pittman
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An important resource that highlights the rewards recovery offers. This bestseller comes from the "group conscience" of members of the A.A. fellowship and is recommended reading for patients in many substance abuse treatment centers as well as alcoholism counselor training courses.

Stepping Stones

Author : Mark Carruthers
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The troubles of 1971 to 2001 saw Northern Ireland catapulted into the headlines across the world, yet during the dark years of violence there was an impressive, but much less reported, flourishing of creative energy. In this work a panel of writers comment on the artistic accomplishment of this extraordinary period. Inspired by "Causeway", Michael Longley's powerful collection of essays published in 1971, this volume records the highs and lows of the years 1971 to 2000 of northern theatre, poetry, fiction, visual arts and music, as well as discussing the work of internationally famous local figures like Nobel poet Seamus Heaney and Oscar-winning actors Liam Neeson and Stephen Rea. It celebrates the best in achievement, but also points out what was less successful and suggests how the various arts disciplines might develop in the years immediately ahead.

Stepping Stones

Author : Eva Hoffman
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Stepping Stones

Author : Lucy Knisley
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This contemporary middle-grade graphic novel about family and belonging from New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley is a perfect read for fans of Awkward and Be Prepared. Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise. Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters," Andy and Reese. As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers' market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family . . . and where she fits in. New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley brings to life a story inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey of unlikely friends, sisters, and home. "Funny, sweet, and real." -Jennifer & Matthew Holm, co-creators of the bestselling Babymouse series "This book is gorgeous. Highly recommended." -Kristen Gudsnuk, creator of Making Friends

Native Americans and Archaeologists

Author : Nina Swidler
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Legal and economic factors have thrust American archaeology into a period of intellectual and methodological unrest. Issues such as reburial and repatriation, land and resource 'ownership,' and the integration of tradition and science have long divided archaeologists and Native American communities. Both groups recognize the need for a dramatic transformation of the discipline into one that appeals to and serves the greater public. This book tackles these and other issues by elucidating successful strategies for collaboration. It includes detailed discussions of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), enacted in 1990 in effort to legislatively redefine ownership of cultural items. Perspectives range from Native American representatives from tribes throughout the U.S., professional archaeologists and anthropologists working for tribes, federal and state agency representatives, museum specialists, and private archaeology and anthropology consultants. Published in cooperation with the Society for American Archaeology.

Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills

Author : Rachel White
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Help children with motor coordination difficulties to develop their gross motor skills in a fun way with this guided programme for children and young people aged 5-18. Activity worksheets provide detailed descriptions of how gross motor tasks can be accomplished through incremental stages, culminating in the achievement of the specific task. The step-by-step programme is divided into two sections: * learning basic skills, which includes balance, jumping, climbing, skipping, ball skills, riding a bike and more * developing specific sports skills, which includes football, badminton, basketball, netball, tennis, bowling and more. The Stepping Stones Curriculum will enable adults to chart the progress of a child and allow children to become engaged in mastering motor coordination skills. Supplementary aids such as warm up and cool-down activity sheets, an initial assessment tool and a certificate of achievement will help parents and professionals to deliver the programme effectively at home or at school.

Stepping Stones

Author : Dennis O'Driscoll
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Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies; but no book-length portrait has appeared until now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, Stepping Stones retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life. It is supplemented with a large number of photographs, many from the Heaney family album and published here for the first time. In response to firm but subtle questioning from Dennis O'Driscoll, Seamus Heaney sheds a personal light on his work (poems, essays, translations, plays) and on the artistic and ethical challenges he faced, providing an original, diverting and absorbing store of reflections, opinions and recollections.

Stepping Stones

Author : Cecile Bauer
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In this collection of short biblical meditations, the author uses the image of stone as a symbol for basic truths in our faith lives. Beginning with Ezekiel's heart of stone, she mines both the Old and New Testaments for such references and ends with 1 Peter's letter about living stones.

Stepping Stones to Happiness

Author : Harriet Prescott Spofford
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This volume contains a charming guide to happiness by early feminist author Harriet Spofford. Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835 - 1921) was an American writer famous for her novels, poems and detective fiction. Other notable works by this author include: "Azarian: An Episode" (1864), "New England Legends" (1871), and "The Thief in the Night" (1872). Contents include: "The Use of the Present", "On a Texas Prairie", "A Mirage", "The Present Time", "The Uses of This World", "Advancing Years", "Looking Backward", "Disenchantment", "Illusions", "Idle Regrets", "Going Over Dry Shod", "Perpetual Hope", "An Ideal World", "A Child's Discovery", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Plato s Stepping Stones

Author : Michael Cormack
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Examines the dialogues from Plato's early and middle periods and illustrates the similarities and differences between Plato's concept of craft knowledge and moral knowledge

Stepping stones to higher things

Author : Seton Churchill
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Stepping Stones

Author : Roger Porter Denk
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STEPPING STONES is set in Washington DC and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Andy Reid, a 23 year-old Pentagon intelligence analyst, stumbles onto a dark, long-held secret. First fascinated then consumed by his discovery Reid is forced to make hard choices to unravel the mysteries of Stepping Stones Road. Trusted friends and associates have stories to tell about Stepping Stones, but they are not true. Through perseverance, and with the help of some locals, Reid unmasks a secret that has influenced the life of a small town since World War Two.

Stepping Stones

Author : Maureen Lee
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From 1930s Liverpool to London, then California and finally back to Liverpool, the powerful and compelling saga of one woman's turbulent life. Kitty O'Brien's husband is a drunken thug, and in order to feed her starving children, she sells her body on the Liverpool docks. Her daughter Lizzie is pregnant by her father and, still weak after her abortion, she kills him. Her mother takes the blame, but Lizzie cannot blot out the painful memories of her childhood. Eventually, with a failed marriage behind her, she finds fame, fortune and friendship in Hollywood - but happiness still escapes her. And so she returns to her roots, and it is her final marriage and its disastrous consequences that, at last, force her to face her past and find the happiness and peace of mind that have always eluded her.

Stepping Stones

Author : Bryan Britton
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"The educational system in South Africa has failed the young learners of this new nation," says author Bryan Britton who has contributed this work as a very small step in the giant leap necessary to rehabilitate our highly susceptible youth and help them make sound and moral judgements. There has been little concern for the aspirations of the young people of South Africa. The benefits of learning, character building, moral education and religion were lost in the turmoil of the 1980s and 1990s, resulting in a rudderless, sometimes murderous element, pervading South African society. The Rainbow Nation is today the crime mecca of the world, and the haves' now have more and the have nots', appallingly less. Can we put an end to this moral decay? Perhaps adopting sound, non-sexist, non-racial and evergreen wisdom from the past can be used to commence regenerating the shredded moral fibre of this country? To aid youngsters in their search for ethics, the author has gathered a selection of pertinent wisdom from the past. Perhaps young people in South Africa will see in these excerpts, building blocks with which to construct a viable morality for their young lives and hence for the country they are destined to inherit.