The Inconvenient Process of Falling
Title The Inconvenient Process of Falling PDF eBook
Author Katie Neipris
Publisher Creators Publishing
Pages 232
Release 2015-04-03
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1942448058

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Seven childhood friends go camping together for the second summer in a row. Last summer they had just graduated high school and believed in their ability to remain so tightly-knit even when separated by several months and thousands of miles. Last summer they’d been so confident that nothing would change. They could not have been more wrong. Their first year of college did not go as expected. Everything that they took for granted fell apart in ways they never could have foreseen. This weekend is their last chance to put themselves back together. The Inconvenient Process of Falling describes the real struggle of growing up and accepting the unpleasant realization that life is not going to turn out exactly how you planned. It depicts the real coming-of-age experience of returning home and seeing how much you’ve changed. Ultimately, it’s a novel about realizing that friends are the family you get to choose. These seven friends undergo the same experience endured by all nineteen-year-olds. It’s a time of transition and trying to stay afloat in this strange state of quasi-adulthood. Growing up is a strange process, and this novel shows that no one is exempt from it. No matter where you live, where you go to school, or what aspirations you use to define yourself, nineteen is a hell of a year. The hardships endured at this age – the money troubles and family struggles and broken hearts that are an inevitable part of growing up – are their own brand of battle. When you emerge scarred and battered and kind of an adult, you probably still don’t know what you want to do with your life or how you’re going to become a full person, but you know who your friends really are, and that’s all you can ask for.

The Photographic News: A Weekly Record of the Progress of Photography. Ed. by William Crookes, and by G. Wharton Simpson
Title The Photographic News: A Weekly Record of the Progress of Photography. Ed. by William Crookes, and by G. Wharton Simpson PDF eBook
Author William Crookes
Pages 330
Release 1859

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When Darkness Falls A Shadow over America
Title When Darkness Falls A Shadow over America PDF eBook
Author Robert Palumbo
Publisher Fulton Books, Inc.
Pages 141
Release 2024-02-28
Genre Political Science

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It is my sincere desire in this writing to somehow inspire action by those who read it. At this writing, our nation teeters on the edge of a knife. Elements of destruction from within, I feel, have never been so strong in America's history. We are, I fear, one step from losing the rights and freedoms provided to us by our Founding Fathers. I see the very fabric of our constitution under attack by a government where all power lies in the coercive efforts of the few or just one! This situation should scare any red-blooded American and stir up a righteous anger toward it. Are we to become a nation run by despotic rulers, where the common man is just a subject or a country of nation-states similar to that of old Europe, where we are red versus blue? May God forbid! Here I will attempt to give justice to the subjects covered. My goal is not just to state facts and figures, although these are included, but to draw out and put forward the wisdom of those great men and women who founded this country and wrote its governing edicts. I have found that seldom will a person take the time and put forth the effort to investigate for themselves what really is the truth. I am not judging here, as I was guilty of the same problem. But what I have found out over the years since I took charge of my own inputs is, truth is truth and can never be untruth, no matter what the subject. When I look at our great nation today, I wonder if what it has to offer those who immigrate to it has not diminished. Is there truly an offering of real freedoms, rights, and opportunities, or is this just smoke and mirrors, with the reality being that our nation is headed toward the problems that many are trying to get away from? America is quickly losing its grip on the constitutional framework it was built upon. Our freedoms demand that we all do our part to reestablish it. The question remains: Will complacency prevail, or will America wake up? Choose!

The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame
Title The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame PDF eBook
Author David Blacker
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 312
Release 2013-12-13
Genre Education
ISBN 1780995792

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The current neoliberal mutation of capitalism has evolved beyond the days when the wholesale exploitation of labor underwrote the world system’s expansion. While “normal” business profits plummet and theft-by-finance rises, capitalism now shifts into a mode of elimination that targets most of us—along with our environment—as waste products awaiting managed disposal. The education system is caught in the throes of this eliminationism across a number of fronts: crushing student debt, impatience with student expression, the looting of vestigial public institutions and, finally, as coup de grâce, an abandonment of the historic ideal of universal education. “Education reform” is powerless against eliminationism and is at best a mirage that diverts oppositional energies. The very idea of education activism becomes a comforting fiction. Educational institutions are strapped into the eliminationist project—the neoliberal endgame—in a way that admits no escape, even despite the heroic gestures of a few. The school systems that capitalism has built and directed over the last two centuries are fated to go down with the ship. It is rational therefore for educators to cultivate a certain pessimism. Should we despair? Why, yes, we should—but cheerfully, as confronting elimination, mortality, is after all our common fate. There is nothing and everything to do in order to prepare.

Falling Sky
Title Falling Sky PDF eBook
Author Ted Nield
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 304
Release 2011-10-18
Genre Science
ISBN 0762775890

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Did an enormous collision in the Asteroid Belt, orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, bombard Earth with meteorites 470 million years ago? Astonishing new research suggests it did, and a revolutionary theory is emerging that this bombardment resulted in the single greatest increase in biological diversity on the planet since the origin of life. Introducing these discoveries to the general public for the first time, Ted Nield challenges the view that meteorites are bad news. Tracing the history of meteorites from the first recorded strike to the videos made routinely today, he reveals the fascinating ways in which meteorites have transformed from omens of doom to a stepping stone to Mars in twenty-first-century space exploration. The Falling Sky will shatter everything you thought you knew about one of the most terrifying forces in the universe.

The Myth of Seneca Falls
Title The Myth of Seneca Falls PDF eBook
Author Lisa Tetrault
Publisher UNC Press Books
Pages 296
Release 2014-06-15
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1469614286

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The story of how the women's rights movement began at the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 is a cherished American myth. The standard account credits founders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott with defining and then leading the campaign for women's suffrage. In her provocative new history, Lisa Tetrault demonstrates that Stanton, Anthony, and their peers gradually created and popularized this origins story during the second half of the nineteenth century in response to internal movement dynamics as well as the racial politics of memory after the Civil War. The founding mythology that coalesced in their speeches and writings--most notably Stanton and Anthony's History of Woman Suffrage--provided younger activists with the vital resource of a usable past for the ongoing struggle, and it helped consolidate Stanton and Anthony's leadership against challenges from the grassroots and rival suffragists. As Tetrault shows, while this mythology has narrowed our understanding of the early efforts to champion women's rights, the myth of Seneca Falls itself became an influential factor in the suffrage movement. And along the way, its authors amassed the first archive of feminism and literally invented the modern discipline of women's history. 2015 Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize, Organization of American Historians

Theory of Scientific Method
Title Theory of Scientific Method PDF eBook
Author William Whewell
Publisher Hackett Publishing
Pages 386
Release 1989-01-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780872200821

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Includes the author's seminal studies of the logic of induction, arguments for his realist view that science discovers necessary truths about nature, and exercises in the epistemology and ontology of science.