Beneath The Layers

Author: Caitlyn Willows
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ISBN: 9781839438431
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For years she has hidden behind a façade. Then she meets a man who loves to peel back layers to find the treasure beneath. A mask, a façade, whatever it takes to hide from the rest of the world... That's how Midge Ellis has lived for the past three years. When how one looks brings unwanted attention, hiding those looks is the best protection. Few know the woman behind the frumpy-looking Marine Corps court reporter. There are also rules to go with the mask, and one of those is 'no workplace relationships'. Then she meets NCIS Special Agent Kurt Davidson. Her birthday is the catalyst that launches her back into the world--in disguise, of course. Who knew she'd get lucky so quickly? Kurt Davidson loves to discover what's beneath a person's layers, and no one intrigues him more than Staff Sergeant Michelle Ellis. But when she ignores his flirting, he knows she's not interested. That doesn't stop him from fantasizing about her every night--and even when he's undercover searching for a blackmailing female. It doesn't take Midge and Kurt much time to realize each other's real identities or for a killer to up the game--a killer who is slowly tightening the noose around Midge's neck, implicating her in all the criminal activity Kurt is investigating. Is it someone from her past or someone closer? Whoever it is, they've messed with the wrong woman. Old Midge has returned, and she's determined to find who's trying to frame her, with or without Kurt's help.

Learning Pixelmator

Author: Mark Stagi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849694699
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A fast paced, example driven approach to learning Pixelmator."Learning Pixelmator" is great for photographers of any level who are looking to learn to take advantage of Pixelmator to edit images. Without any prior knowledge of image editing software needed, we will start with the basics and move onto more advanced image editing techniques. No matter what your current artistic level is, this book will give you the power to unleash the artist within!

Religion A Clinical Guide For Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610861X
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Named a 2012 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in the Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Category! Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title! "This is an excellent resource for nurses to learn about the various religious beliefs and practices and ways to use this information therapeutically to enhance patient care. The consistent format of each chapter also helps readers compare and contrast the various religions. This is a must-have for any bedside nurse."Score: 97, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews [Taylor] handles a tough subject professionally and realistically. I highly recommend this practical book for students, nurses, and educators.--Journal of Christian Nursing ì...a highly nuanced and insightful collection that challenges readers to consider at a deeper level their own beliefs about the role of religion and spirituality in health care and how people practice their faith within a complex multicultural society. This reviewer finished the book hoping that non-nursing health care providers and administrators would look to this text for an extraordinarily comprehensive guide to respectful negotiation of religious (including atheistic) differences in settings of vulnerability...Essential.î--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Religion is a significant aspect of human experience that can provide a framework for an individual's response to a health challenge or transition. Individual religious beliefs, or those of a patient's family or community, may influence health care decisions and provide a means for coping. This book provides accessible and comprehensive information about various religions, offering nurses insight into their patients' religious beliefs and practices and thereby enhancing therapeutic care. The centerpiece of this book is the compilation of information about diverse religions written by highly knowledgeable religionists. The reference includes information, formatted concisely and consistently, on a religion's history and theology; views on health and suffering; explanations for disease; beliefs and practices related to birthing, childrearing, and dying; healing rituals; corporate religious resources for the sick; and more. Prefacing this information are chapters discussing clinical aspects of addressing religion at the bedside. These include strategies for sensitive and respectful communication about religion with patients, assessing a patient's religious beliefs, supporting bedside rituals that are part of a patient's religion, and understanding ethical and legal considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive list of additional resources. Key Features: Provides quick access to information about the 20-plus families of religions most prevalent among Americans and others in English-speaking First World countries Presents practical and concise information about various religions in a succinct table format Offers detailed communication techniques for clinicians who are uncomfortable discussing religion with patients Includes techniques for self-assessment of religious views and values and how these can affect care Presents legal and ethical aspects of addressing religiosity in patient care

New Teacher Identity And Regulative Government

Author: Tony Brown
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387239712
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This book seeks to address the question of how the task of teaching mathematics to young children might be better understood. But rather than starting out with a conception of mathematics derived from the many histories mathematics might claim as its own we centre the analysis instead within the social practices that surround the teaching of the subject to children aged four to eleven in English primary schools today. That is, we do not commence with an a priori conception of mathematics and see what people are saying about it. Rather, we start from what people are saying and see where this points. We probe how the desires of society have manifested themselves in a societal decision to teach mathematics and how this decision now shapes that which is called "mathematics". We focus on the operation of the noun "mathematics" and verb "mathematical" and consider how the meanings of these terms derive from the social domain in which they are being used. This extends and develops a conception of how language intervenes in the task of mathematics education presented elsewhere (Brown, 2001). In this present book however, we have a particular focus on trainee and newly qualified teachers, with a view to pinpointing how this conception of mathematics manifests itself in their evolving practices. We question how such teachers with many years of experience as a pupil in school might now re-orient themselves towards the demands of teaching mathematics in schools.

The Maunder Minimum And The Variable Sun Earth Connection

Author: Willie Soon
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812382757
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An excursion through solar science, science history and geoclimate with a husband and wife team who revealed some of our sun's most stubborn secrets.

Measurement Of Turbulent Boundary Layer Unsteady Wall Pressures Beneath Elastomer Layers Of Various Thicknesses On A Plate

Author: Cory Smith
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The attenuation of turbulence induced wall pressure fluctuations through elastomer layers was studied experimentally and analytically. Wall pressure statistics were measured downstream from a backward facing step, with no elastomer present and beneath 2, 3 and 4 mm thick elastomers in a water tunnel facility. The step height, h, was 0.635 cm and the wall pressures were measured at non-dimensional distances of x/h=10, 24, 36 and 54 downstream from the step. The backward facing step was employed to increase the turbulent boundary layer wall pressure spectral levels above those of the water tunnel facility noise. Velocity statistics were measured at locations corresponding to the wall pressure measurements to aid in the interpretation of the wall pressure data. The attenuation of the wall pressure spectra beneath the elastomer layers that was measured experimentally was then compared to analytical model predictions.In the absence of an elastomer layer, the wall pressure spectra, cross-spectra and velocity statistics measured at the various locations downstream from the backward facing step were in excellent agreement with those reported in the archival literature. With the elastomer layers employed at the x/h=10 location, the measured wall pressure spectral levels were the same as those measured in the absence of an elastomer for frequencies at and below the spectral peak. At higher frequencies, the elastomer layers attenuated the wall pressure spectral levels; an effect that increased with increasing elastomer thickness. The streamwise coherence measured beneath the elastomer layers was higher than that measured in the absence of an elastomer layer, an effect which increased with increasing elastomer thickness. It is speculated that this increase in coherence level is due to the ability of the elastomer to support shear stresses, which effectively increases the area over which an eddy influences the stresses measured by the pressure sensors. The high wavenumber filtering of the elastomers was also observed in the coherence at the smallest streamwise separation of /=2.27.An analytical elastomer transfer function, which models the transfer of turbulent boundary layer wall pressures on the surface of an elastomer to the normal stresses through the elastomer, was applied to the turbulent boundary layer wall pressure measurements in the absence of an elastomer layer and compared to measurements beneath the 2, 3, and 4 mm thick elastomer. The attenuation of the turbulent boundary layer wall pressure fluctuations through the elastomer layer using the analytical elastomer transfer function were in excellent agreement with the attenuation measured experimentally through all thicknesses of elastomer and all free stream velocities at which the experiments were performed.