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Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 9780547526560
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Steven Callahan
Number of Pages: 256 
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack

Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack ebook ISBN: 1429021780
Publisher: Applewood Books
Author: Kent Kane Elisha Kent Kane,Elisha Kane
Number of Pages: 412 
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Academically Adrift

Academically Adrift ebook ISBN: 0226028577
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Richard Arum,Josipa Roksa
Number of Pages: 272 
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In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they’re born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills—including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing—during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise—instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list. Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents—all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa’s report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.

Forty-eight Days Adrift

Forty-eight Days Adrift ebook ISBN: 9780919948655
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Author: Job Barbour
Number of Pages: 220 
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Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 9814655147
Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: David T. K. Wong
Number of Pages: N.A 
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In 1935, six-year-old Tzi Ki was taken away from his mother in Canton, by his grandmother, to live at Blair Road in Singapore. This is the first part of David T. K. Wong’s multi-volume family memoir. It traces of his tumultuous growing-up years from his birth in Hong Kong, his early years in Canton, his childhood in Singapore—living with the complicated extended families of his polygamous grandfather and father—to his lean and turbulent early teenage years in Perth after escaping from the Japanese Occupation. This is a unique psychological journey of a young man in the twilight of colonialism, searching for where he belongs.

Citizens Adrift

Citizens Adrift ebook ISBN: 0774818786
Publisher: UBC Press
Author: Paul Howe
Number of Pages: 360 
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Many political observers, struck by low turnout rates among young voters, are pessimistic about the future of democracy in Canada and other Western nations. Citizens in general are disengaged from politics, and young people in particular are said to be adrift in a sea of apathy. Building on these observations, Paul Howe examines patterns of participation and engagement from both the past and present, concluding that young Canadians are, in fact, increasingly detached from the political and civic life of the country. Two key trends underlie this development: waning political knowledge and attentiveness and generational changes in the norms and values that sustain social integration. As Citizens Adrift shows, putting young people back on the path towards engaged citizenship requires a holistic approach, one which acknowledges that democratic engagement extends beyond the realm of formal politics.

A People Adrift

A People Adrift ebook ISBN: 1439128413
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Peter Steinfels
Number of Pages: 448 
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In A People Adrift, a prominent Catholic thinker states bluntly that the Catholic Church in the United States must transform itself or suffer irreversible decline. Peter Steinfels shows how even before the recent revelations about sexual abuse by priests, the explosive combination of generational change and the thinning ranks of priests and nuns was creating a grave crisis of leadership and identity. This groundbreaking book offers an analysis not just of the church's immediate troubles but of less visible, more powerful forces working below the surface of an institution that provides a spiritual identity for 65 million Americans and spans the nation with its parishes, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies. In A People Adrift, Steinfels warns that entrenched liberals and conservatives are trapped in a "theo-logical gridlock" that often ignores what in fact goes on in families, parishes, classrooms, voting booths, and Catholic organizations of all types. Above all, he insists, the altered Catholic landscape demands a new agenda for leadership, from the selection of bishops and the rethinking of the priesthood to the thorough preparation and genuine incorporation of a lay leadership that is already taking over key responsibilities in Catholic institutions. Catholicism exerts an enormous cultural and political presence in American life. No one interested in the nation's moral, intellectual, and political future can be indifferent to the fate of what has been one of the world's most vigorous churches -- a church now severely challenged.

Presidential Decision Making Adrift

Presidential Decision Making Adrift ebook ISBN: 9780847684144
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: David Wells Engstrom
Number of Pages: 239 
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The subject of refugee policy has generated considerable public debate during the past decade. In this case study of presidential decision-making, David W. Engstrom analyzes the Carter Administration's response to the Mariel boatlift from Cuba in 1979. Engstrom argues that a faulty decision making structure and ignorance of the historic dynamics of Cuban immigration contributed to the government's mishandling of the refugee crisis. More generally, he explores the ways in which refugee policy is shaped by foreign policy concerns, domestic politics, and economic circumstances. This important book will be of interest to students and scholars of Latin American studies, foreign policy, and immigration and refugee policy.

Women Adrift

Women Adrift ebook ISBN: 9780226521985
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Joanne J. Meyerowitz
Number of Pages: 248 
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A sociological study of independent women employed outside the home in the years between 1880 and 1930 when women were traditionally expected to stay home until they married.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 9781642049251
Publisher:
Author: Kristy Peloquin
Number of Pages: 74 
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Adrift is an exploration of trauma and a quest for transcendence. Between broken souls, broken homes, and frustrating socio-political circumstances, Peloquin asks us to see these experiences not as disparate elements, but as part of a whole. Here, in this place, with this stirring narrator, memory and reality feed off one another, creating a world of inconstancy that can only be soothed by dreams of escape.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 1496977386
Publisher: Author House
Author: Nicki Adams
Number of Pages: 198 
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Set in London between 1973 and 1983, Adrift is a compelling true story portraying the way a husband's mental illness tragically destroys a happy marriage. It examines the agonising dilemma faced by his wife struggling to make sense of his baffling condition yet concerned for their young children and her own safety.

Adrift

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Publisher: Robin Wainwright
Author: Robin Wainwright
Number of Pages: 252 
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On the coast of California nestled between Los Angeles and San Francisco is the quaint village of Crescent Bay. In the past it was an active port for smugglers, but now it serves as a tourist destination for those seeking cute shops, seaside relaxation, and nautical history. Part of Crescent Bay's history sits on the outskirts of the village, an abandoned lighthouse overlooking the cliffs. It is said that on foggy nights you can see the wispy figure of a woman standing on the gallery of the lighthouse, searching the sea. Some claim that they have seen her jump over the edge and plunge screaming to her death. Two unsuspecting individuals land in Crescent bay, a grieving woman seeking her future and an industrious man, longing to bring the lighthouse's past back to life. But sometimes the past wants to be left alone.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 1616144041
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Author: William C. Harris
Number of Pages: 258 
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This timely book not only diagnoses the critical systemic weaknesses plaguing America, but also lays out a workable blueprint for tackling the critical challenges we face today. With the intent of spurring a constructive national dialogue, the authors examine how: -We Americans can be jolted out of our complacency and motivated to bold action and common purpose. -Government can work in concert with industry to foster innovation and pursue critical goals. -We can elevate the quality of our educational system to meet new challenges. -We must encourage the best and the brightest immigrants from around the world to participate in the nation’s future. -Individual cities and states are showing the way forward based on local initiatives. This book is more than a compelling narrative and a candid look at our current malaise. It is an inspiring call to action on how we as a nation can once again attain our full potential and thrive.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 9780924486302
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Author: Tristan Jones
Number of Pages: 286 
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Emerging from the South American wilderness after adventures related in The Incredible Voyage, Tristan Jones finally makes it home to Britain to find his vessel, the tiny, nearly indestructible Sea Dart, impounded by customs officials because he cannot pay the import tax. In his quest for the means to liberate his boat, he takes any work he can get: stoking the boilers at Harrod's, regaling TV talk show viewers with wild stories, and in New York skippering one-day around the lighthouse cruises

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 1594658552
Publisher: Humanoids Inc
Author: Gregory Mardon
Number of Pages: 57 
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A poetic tale of a life at sea, exploring how travel, adventure, and chance encounters can shape both individuals and future generations.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 0981024696
Publisher: CCB Publishing
Author: W. E. Gutman
Number of Pages: 456 
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ADRIFT reads like an autobiographical time capsule, a treasure trove of personal recollections, historical events and candid, often caustic ruminations on the human condition, the press and America. A seasoned journalist, the author challenges preconceived notions and casts a cunning, often savage eye at cherished beliefs and conventions as he himself struggles to find his place in an ill-fitting world.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 144011479X
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Charles L. Roe
Number of Pages: 236 
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Lynwood Roe spent his young years toiling in fields of tobacco and corn that grew lushly on the rolling hillsides of the eastern Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. He grows up expecting to follow a life not unlike his father and his grandfather before him. That is, if he were to reach his majority. At nine years of age he is felled by rheumatic fever which leaves him hindered with a weak heart and an uncertain future. While recovering he becomes a keen observer of his surroundings and the people who are in and out of his life. His father's passing ends his hope that he can go to college and direct his life onto a different course. Then a girl enters his life and convinces him that the future he believes to be impossible can still be realized, if he is willing to leave the farm and strike out audaciously to pursue it. The nearest big city is Louisville where he seeks employment as a first step to attaining his dreams. It is to be a summer full of awakening and discovery. Through it all he recalls moments of the past episodes in a boy's life that shaped the young man he was to become. He is adrift but watching the horizon for a safe harbor.

Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 1105833720
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Kelsey May
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Adrift

Adrift ebook ISBN: 9781456753627
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Kelle Keyles
Number of Pages: 72 
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This collection of poems was written about the obstacles life throws out daily. These poems were meant to feel as though they were personally written for your specific situations. Within these pages many will find guidance and validation. To others it will mean nothing, until the day that they encounter the same road blocks that many already have.