Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the ultimate beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these hand-held guides.
More than 140 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, and fishesfrom the red fox and the American goldfinch to the knobbed whelk and the spring azureare included in this comprehensive and practical reference to the wildlife of Delaware. As with the other state-specific guides in the Pocket Naturalist Guides series, this indispensible pamphlet also features statewide wildlife sanctuaries, making it a portable gem of useful identification information.
This volume examines the phenomenon of mass population migration from the Caribbean to North America and the United Kingdom and the social, cultural, and economic adaptation of the immigrants to their new environments. A central theme of this volume is that twentieth century Caribbean migration is more than the migration of labor in search of jobs; it is also a movement of households and thus affects not only the well-being of family members but also their social relationships. The contributors provide new analytical perspectives on the factors that motivate this movement, and the social, cultural,and economic impact of the movement on the household itself. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I examines the historical movement to the United States and the United Kingdom. The chapters in this section explore the relationship between the character of Caribbean development and the factors motivating the migration of households, the nineteenth century beginnings of twentieth century mass Caribbean migration, and the social and economic experiences of the post-World War II Caribbean immigrants in Britain. Part II looks at the problems of settlement and adaptation in the major urban centers where Caribbean immigrants have tended to concentrate, giving special attention to the status of Caribbean women in the United States and the role of social networks in helping immigrants to adapt to their new surroundings. The final section looks at the problem of illegal migration from the Caribbean to the United States, drawing on data from the annual reports of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Students, researchers, and policy-makers will find In Search of a Better Life an important contribution to the understanding of the total migration process.
This tribute to Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt is a celebratory Festschrift of her learning/research action-packed life. Colleagues around the world reflect on their own learning, research and professional development, with and through Ortrun, in action learning and action research (ALAR). Four Parts identify focus areas in Ortrun's work and interests over the last 40 years. Higher Education is the site for most of Ortrun's work experience since 1974 when she joined Griffith University in Australia. Organisations is a context where Ortrun has actively explored processes of learning, leadership and development in management education. Communities of Practice characterise Ortrun's work throughout her career, particularly through participatory action learning and action research (PALAR) in communities. Futures focusses Ortrun's recent writing advocating for PALAR as a flexible and effective methodology for responding to rapid change. Here we see why Ortrun is a quintessential international scholar. And an ALAR practitioner/advocate. Her world view, understandings of knowledge and personal qualities naturally orient her along this path of inclusive, purposeful action. This is why Ortrun is a vital energy in shaping the evolution of the 'Action' family of scholarship, now including PALAR and LAL (Lifelong Action Learning). No wonder her life and pioneering work are an adventure story - not just of learning and research, but also of passion and action. This tribute opens windows onto that story.
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"Embracing the End-of-Life Journey" is a sensitive and inspiring personal account of learning how to be fully present and comfortable with the time we have left with our loved ones as they approach the end of their lives. Author and spiritual teacher Wendy Jordan shares how she learned Reiki energy healing techniques for her own personal healing and comfort after her father's death, then discovered ways to spiritually journey with her hospice patients, clients, friends and even her beloved dog ? creating lasting soul connections.
"A heart-opening ?must read? for family members, caregivers and Reiki practitioners dedicated to supporting the end-of-life journey"
?This book shows us how to expand our hearts and minds to the remarkable gift of intuitive connection, especially at the end of life.?
?Denys Cope, RN, BSN, author of Dying: A Natural Passage
?Wendy is a very gifted and spiritual soul who profoundly helped my sister in her transition to the next world. She showed us how to spiritually journey... I now know I can visit with my sister at any time.?
?Barbara Ann Savini, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master