Wilderness Secrets Revealed

Author: André-François Bourbeau
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459706986
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A lifetime of wilderness adventures and the resulting insights relating to nature’s intricacies as experienced by a master in the art of primitive wilderness survival. "Fire! Wake up! The shelter is on fire!" His students affectionately call him "Doc Survival." He’s Quebec’s Indiana Jones in a forest setting. Searching for the treasures of the wilderness has been his life-long quest; with passion as his only guide, he has dared to penetrate the forest on its own terms, facing increasingly difficult challenges in the hope of becoming nature’s confidant, of learning her secrets. Professor emeritus André-François Bourbeau holds a Guinness World Record for voluntary wilderness survival in the boreal forest. Herein lies his path and his stories, unadulterated: gritty and often comical mistakes punctuated by inspiring successes. What remains of this lifetime of experimentation is one man’s everlasting love of the wilderness and its intricacies, a rousing reflection on our own human priorities, and need for deep connection with the environment and other fellow beings.

5 10 15 Cookbook

Author: Reader's Digest Australia Staff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781921743924
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book has the magic formula for dinner on the table in less than half an hour. If you're pressed for time, can't get out to shop, or often resort to take-aways or frozen dinners, these recipes are for you. This is simple, healthy cooking at its no-fuss best. Good home-cooked food prepared in a short time really is achievable. Here's a host of ideas for basic ingredients to keep in the cupboard, tried and tested shortcuts, and easy imaginative ways to transform a dish. And you'll also discover handy tricks for last minute meals. Here is all you need to halve your shopping time and prepare quick, tasty, healthy dishes. Let this book do the thinking for you!

Canadian Living 150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes

Author: Canadian Living
Publisher: Transcontinental Books
ISBN: 9780987747426
Format: PDF, ePub
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You've heard the buzz: whole grains are ultra-healthy energy foods that should be on your table. Now, with Canadian Living's recipes and expert cooking advice, incorporating these superfoods into your everyday menus is easy and utterly delicious. Not sure exactly what qualifies as a whole grain? No problem. Canadian Living: 150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes clears up the mystery and offers nourishing recipes that make the most of these nutritional powerhouses. Salads, soups, side dishes, main dishes, breads and snacks are all represented. Tucked into each chapter, helpful sidebars profile specific grains: what they are, how to store and prepare them, and the benefits of including them in your diet. Complete nutrient analysis on each recipe and dietitian-approved tips help you plan meals and rest assured that you're getting the nutrition you need -- deliciously.

Grammar and Proofreading Course

Author: Pam HELLING
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0761214135
Format: PDF, ePub
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Positive, practical techniques for achieving a more professional writing style. Here are the "how to" keys of writing-from putting the first words on paper to the final polishing and proofreading. Readers will learn how to edit their writing for improved clarity, cut excess words, use transitional phrases, recognize and correct run-on sentences and overcome procrastination and impulsive writing. Readers will learn how to: Identify the key components of any well-written business document Cut excess words and phrases from your writing Use transitional words and phrases Avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers and split infinitives Use commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, and parentheses Use slash marks, ellipsis marks, quotation marks, italics, and brackets Recognize and correct run-on sentences Proofread your writing for clarity of meaning Overcome the two common writing problems that waste time and money-procrastination and impulsive writing. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

The Art of Convening

Author: Craig Neal
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605096709
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Meetings are a waste of time” is a sentiment many of us share, which is tragic because meetings bring us together as human beings. To achieve the kind of meaning or breakthrough results most of us really yearn for when we gather, the key quality needed is authentic engagement: a genuine expression of what is true for us, and an attentive listening to what is true for others. Why it so often eludes us can be a matter of habit, distrust, lack of attention, or fear. As cofounders of Heartland Inc., Craig and Patricia Neal have led over 170 of their acclaimed Thought Leader Gatherings with leaders from over 800 diverse organizations. Their new book shares for the first time the unique and powerful Art of Convening model—developed in these gatherings and refined over six years of intensive trainings—which brings authentic engagement and meaning to any group that comes together for any purpose. Convening goes beyond facilitating. Convening creates an environment in which all voices are heard, profound exchanges take place, and transformative action results. The heart of this book is the Convening Wheel—a series of nine steps, or aspects, that bring the practices and principles needed for authentic engagement together as a whole. The book provides exercises, stories, and questions to help you master both the inner and outer dimensions of this work—because in convening, the state of the convener is equally as important as the physical preparations. Convening works in any setting and can be adapted to virtually any group process. With this book you have all the tools you need to develop this essential life and leadership skill, one that will lead to improved outcomes in your organization, community, family, and relationships.

Theory Building in Applied Disciplines

Author: Richard A. Swanson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609947339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Comprehensive Method, Tools, and Techniques for Building Sound Theory Richard Swanson and Thomas Chermack present a complete five-step approach for developing sound theory in applied disciplines, from conceptualizing a theory to creating relevant assessment criteria, establishing a research agenda to test the theory’s validity, applying the theoretical concepts in the real world, and using that experience to further refine and improve the theory. The method is not restricted to any single discipline, nor is it limited by any research ideology. The authors provide a set of tools for each phase of the process, making this book accessible to a wide audience. And in addition to examples in each chapter, they offer two extended case examples of full theory building.

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

Author: Professor Jef Caers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119998719
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences highlights the various issues, techniques and practical modeling tools available for modeling the uncertainty of complex Earth systems and the impact that it has on practical situations. The aim of the book is to provide an introductory overview which covers a broad range of tried-and-tested tools. Descriptions of concepts, philosophies, challenges, methodologies and workflows give the reader an understanding of the best way to make decisions under uncertainty for Earth Science problems. The book covers key issues such as: Spatial and time aspect; large complexity and dimensionality; computation power; costs of 'engineering' the Earth; uncertainty in the modeling and decision process. Focusing on reliable and practical methods this book provides an invaluable primer for the complex area of decision making with uncertainty in the Earth Sciences.

Food Fray

Author: Lisa H. Weasel
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 9780814401644
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Combining solid scientific knowledge with a gripping narrative, esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel helps readers make sense of this complex, contentious issue. Positioning itself directly at the intersection of food, politics, and technology, Food Fray captures the real-life experiences and wide-ranging perspectives of the scientists, farmers, policymakers, and grassroots activists on the front lines of this fierce debate, teasing out the hype from the reality and uncovering the very real pros and cons of genetically modified foods." "Genetically modified foods are ubiquitous in the American diet - 80 percent of all corn and 92 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. are now GM varieties. But it's a science with the potential to bring both good and harm, and an issue with no easy answers. Food Fray looks at every aspect of the debate from multiple perspectives, giving you the information you need to make up your own mind."--BOOK JACKET.

How to Write Fast Under Pressure

Author: Philip Vassallo
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814414850
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The book's approach is based on the mnemonic DASH-the four critical components most needed for writers working under pressure - direction, acceleration, strength, and health."--BOOK JACKET.