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That public services exhibit unpredictability, novelty and, on occasion, chaos, is an observation with which even a casual observer would agree. Existing theoretical frameworks in public management fail to address these features, relying more heavily on attempts to eliminate unpredictability through increased reliance on measurable performance objectives, improved financial and human resource management techniques, decentralisation of authority and accountability and resolving principal-agent behaviour pathologies. Essentially, these are all attempts to improve the 'steering' capacity of public sector managers and policy makers. By adopting a Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) approach to public services, this book shifts the focus from developing steering techniques to identifying patterns of behaviour of the participants with the ultimate objective of increasing policy-makers' and practitioners' understanding of the factors that may enable more effective public service decision-making and provision. The authors apply a CAS framework to a series of case studies in public sector management to generate new insights into the issues, processes and participants in public service domains.
This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Each book includes notes for parents/carers and teaching assistants on the inside covers. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same ORT level. CD-ROM versions of Fireflies titles are also available as eFireflies.
Your turn This journal is for you your map to the faith journey you ve started by beginning the confirmation program I will, with God s help. You ll find lots of room to record your answers and your questions, your doubts and your decisions. So what s inside? Prayer, scripture study, things to do between sessions and even notes on the meaning of difficult words in The Book of Common Prayer. (How about creed ? The word creed comes from the Latin credere, which means What I put my heart and trust into. ) And now, open the book and begin the journey. It s your turn Designed for use with sessions from the Leader s Guide, I will, with God s help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults. "
This confirmation program, based on the Baptismal Covenant from The Book of Common Prayer, encourages youth and adults to share their own faith journeys. Adaptable for six- to twelve-week programs, confirmation retreats or conferences. Easy-to-use session plans include many interactive activities for youth and adults that encourage reflection and discussion.
This interactive journal is your companion on your faith journey as you seek to renew your commitment to the Episcopal Church. You'll find prayer, scripture study, creative activities and generous space for recording your reflections and experiences.
Belle is an extraordinary butterfly She lives in a painting but with the help of a crazy cab driver called Red she sets off on a fast-paced journey through Cleveland Museum's most famous artworks, searching for her Grandma . . .
A fun-to-read story, this colorful book recreates the magic of
being in a museum
This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Each book includes notes for parents/carers and teaching assistants on the inside covers. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same ORT level.
"Mary Lee LaBay has managed to do what few others have--write an authoritative work on hypnotherapy that is an enjoyable and easy read. As an instructor of hypnotherapy, I will be placing this work at the top of our recommended reading list." -Shaun Brookhouse, Ph.D., chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy Hypnosis is a useful, yet misunderstood, healing tool. It is an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses, including chronic pain, addiction, and stress. Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach fuses case studies and therapeutic techniques into a fascinating introduction to the practice and theory of hypnotherapy for practitioners as well as consumers. Hypnotherapy covers everything from subconscious behavioral motivators and self-empowerment to creating a comfortable therapeutic environment. Readers learn a variety of holistic techniques designed to improve interpersonal relationships, create rapid positive change, and conquer fear. It is a useful resource for clinical hypnotherapists, patients, and anyone who is curious about this noteworthy healing method.
Five films from the hugely popular sci-fi franchise. In 'The Fly' (1958), a scientist (David Hedison) is obsessed with developing a molecular matter transmitter. When he attempts to test the invention himself, he is unwittingly joined by a companion - a fly that has sneaked into the transportation pod with him. The consequences of the experiment soon become clear, as the scientist begins to take on fly-like characteristics. 'Return of the Fly' (1959) sees the original scientist's son reconstructing the matter transporter which turned his father into an insect, with the young man's experiments leading him down the same insectoid path. In 'Curse of the Fly' (1965) the plot again revolves around the Delambre family, although this time it is the scientist's grandson, Henri Delambre (Brian Donlevy), who becomes obsessed with transporter experiments to the dismay of his two sons, who want to live normal lives and forget about their grandfather's invention. Henri's oldest son, Martin (George Baker), marries a young woman who just escaped from a mental hospital. After Martin's new wife discovers a closet filled with deranged humans left over from failed teleportation experiments, the police are called and Henri attempts to flee using the infamous transporter. 'The Fly' (1986) is the Oscar-winning remake of the 1958 horror classic. Scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), experimenting with transmitting matter uses himself as a guinea-pig, unaware that a fly has got into the machinery. As he embarks on a relationship with Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), the journalist covering his project, his body slowly begins to take on fly-like characteristics. 'The Fly 2' (1989) is the sequel to the 1986 movie. Dr Seth Brundle is no more, but he has left behind a gruesome legacy: the teleportation device which transformed him into a human fly, and a son, Martin (Matthew Moore/Harley Cross). Infected with his father's insect metabolism, Martin's growth is hugely accelerated, and he is soon a fully grown man (Eric Stoltz). When he discovers the remains of his father's experiment, Martin decides to pick up where Seth left off.
Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data continues to be the most popular teaching text on laboratory data for pharmacy students as well as the go-to reference for pharmacists in therapeutic practice. Now in its sixth edition, it has been expanded and updated to cover new drugs, research, and therapeutic approaches. The sixth edition is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to all aspects of lab work that apply to clinical practice. Written by 40 established clinicians and pharmacy faculty members and reviewed by additional experts, it is designed to make all information clear and quickly accessible. Minicases provide clinical scenarios for using tests and managing patients, and quickview charts throughout offer clear interpretations of lab results. New to this edition: A new chapter on point-of-care testing. New materials on male infertility workups. Data on pharmacogenomics testing for neuropsychiatric drugs. At least one new case and new learning points for almost all chapters. New discussions in many chapters, including for C-reactive protein, antiglycan antibody and lactoferrin, antithroglobulin antibody, and cryoglobulin, and more. 23 chapters are now divided into three sections: Basic Concepts and Test Interpretations, System Disorders and Diagnostic Tests, and Tests for Special Populations. Complex but critical skills are required for clinical pharmacists to effectively use lab data in screening for or diagnosing diseases and in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of treatment. As the only book of its kind specifically written for pharmacists by pharmacists, Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data makes it easier to make accurate and critical decisions based on laboratory data.
This work explores profound spiritual dimensions of a struggle going on in nearly every modern woman's soul. This struggle is imaginatively portrayed in a no-holds-barred dialogue between the raw, unassuageable pain/rage of Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) and the deep, patient, loving trust in God's will of Mary (mother of Jesus) nine years after the violent deaths of their two sons.
Few people have made greater contributions to protecting and improving the environment than the scientist, teacher, activist Dr. Barry Commoner. For half a century, Dr. Commoner has been an international leader in the environmental movement. On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, a symposium was held at which invited speakers discussed his contributions to a wide range of environmental issues. This book, collecting many of the invited papers, provides fascinating insights into the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists and social activists. Chapters contributed by other activists, scientists, and scholars including Ralph Nader, Tony Mazzocchi and Peter Montague cover many of Dr. Commoner's major contributions.
How do you measure biodiversity, and why should landscape architects and planners care? What are the essential issues, the clearest terminology, and the most effective methods for biodiversity planning and design? How can they play a role in biodiversity conservation in a manner compatible with other goals? These are critical questions that Jack Ahern answers in this timely and useful book. Real-world case studies showcase biodiversity protection and restoration projects, both large and small, across the U.S.: the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington; the Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Mitigation Project in Wayne County, Michigan; the Florida Statewide Greenway System; and the Fort Devens Stormwater Project in Ayer, Massachusetts. Ahern shows how an interdisciplinary approach led by planners and designers with conservation biologists, restoration ecologists, and natural and social scientists can yield successful results and sustainable practices. Minimizing habitat loss and degradation - the principal causes of biodiversity decline - are at the heart of the planning and design processes and provide landscape architects and planners a chance to achieve their professional goals while taking a leading role in the environmental community.
Mia is a sweet little girl with a big imagination. She has lots of fun playing pirate, having tea with a mermaid and flying with rainbow-swans. In this adventure filled story, a girl has no limits on what she can be.
Fifties bohemia translated onto the big screen in a plea for free expression by poet James Broughton, filmed in the ruins of Crystal Palace in South London. Hattie Jacques and Lindsay Anderson play a couple whose public displays of affection incur the wrath of the Minister of Public Behaviour (John Le Mesurier).
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