In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and -- in the end -- themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population's recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals' secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses' unique passions.
Expelled from Botswana for writing Cry of the Kalahari, the Owenses set off across Africa. They settled in Zambia, where they soon found their peace shattered by the gunfire of elephant poachers. This is the story of the couple's battle to save the elephants and their own lives.
The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world. In the beginning was the mattress. Gradually, other little changes ??? more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.
A heartrending, bold novel in verse about family, identity, and forgiveness Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her worldand everything she thought she knew about her familyis shattered instantly. Unable to comprehend the lies, betrayal, and secrets thatunbeknownst to Mirahave come to define and keep intact her familys existence, Mira distances herself from her sister and closest friends as a means of coping. But her fathers sexual orientation isnt all he's kept hidden. A shocking health scare brings to light his battle with HIV. As Mira struggles to make sense of the many fractures in her family's fabric and redefine her wavering sense of self, she must find a way to reconnect with her dadwhile there is still time.Told in raw, exposed free verse, Skyscraping reminds us that there is no one way to be a family. Advance praise for SKYSCRAPING:* "Exquisite free-verse poems...illuminating and deeply felt."--Booklist *STARRED* "Jensen's spare free-verse poems and accessible imagery realistically portray the fraught moments of adolescent identity formation with great empathy. Compelling snapshots of contemporary family drama and the AIDS epidemic as captured through a teen's eyes."--Kirkus Reviews"Skyscraping is brilliant, sharp and bright. A stellar story. Jensen has written a powerful tale about love and loss, a story that will stick with readers long after theyve reached the end. Her poetry is vivid, tangible, and visceral. Shes a rising star with a breathtaking debut. This is a novel made of star stuff."--Skila Brown, author of Caminar "In gorgeous poetic verse, Jensen captures the raw emotions and hard truths of a family dealing with forgiveness and love.... Your heart will soar and break and heal anew."--An Na, author of Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist A Step from Heaven "It left me speechless. Skyscraping is like a regular book with wings."--Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda From the Hardcover edition.
A powerful novel in verse about fitting in, standing out, defining your own self-worth, and what it takes to keep a fracturing family whole.
Virtual twins Linc and Holly were once extremely close. But while artistic, creative Linc is her parents' daughter biologically, it's smart, popular Holly, adopted from Ghana as a baby, who exemplifies the family's high-achieving model of academic success.
Linc is desperate to pursue photography, to find a place of belonging, and for her family to accept her for who she is, despite her surgeon mother's constant disapproval and her growing distance from Holly. So when she comes up with a plan to use her photography interests and skills to do better in school--via a project based on Seneca Village, a long-gone village in the space that now holds Central Park, where all inhabitants, regardless of race, lived together harmoniously--Linc is excited and determined to prove that her differences are assets, that she has what it takes to make her mother proud. But when a long-buried family secret comes to light, Linc must decide whether her mother's love is worth obtaining.
A novel in verse that challenges the way we think about family and belonging.
Praise for The Way the Light Bends
"I fell into Linc's world and found myself changed by her journey. Readers will fall in love with her and her struggles." -Dhonielle Clayton, author of the Tiny Pretty Things series and The Belles
"Achingly beautiful, honest and visceral. This is a must read for anyone who has questioned whether they belong." -Meg Wiviott, author of Paper Hearts
"Linc's struggle to chart her own future, unfolding in graceful verse, makes a compelling read." --Kirkus Reviews
"Give this book to any students who have ever felt invisible or who have ever struggled to feel at home in a traditional academic setting." --School Library Journal
"The meshing of word choice and space integrates the protagonist's inner struggles with her undeniable talent as a budding photographer." --Voice of Youth Advocates
"Rich with imagery that embodies longing and heart, a girl's desire to recapture what was, and her joy over discovering her own kind of success." --Booklist
"The book tugs at the heartstrings by focusing on family dynamics and expectations that are universal experiences." --School Library Connection
Der Familiennachzug gilt als wichtiger Baustein für die Integration von Zuwanderern. Dennoch erschweren ihn zahlreiche Nachzugsvoraussetzungen, u.a. um weitere staatliche Ziele zu erreichen. Dieses Buch geht der Frage nach, inwieweit die Nachzugsvoraussetzungen die Integration frdern und wie die Integration gegebenenfalls besser erreicht werden kann. Die Autorin entwickelt hierzu ein Untersuchungsmodell und bedient sich sozialwissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse zu den Wirkungen der bestehenden Einreiseregelungen. Sie kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass das Familiennachzugsrecht die Integration ohne Beeinträchtigung weiterer staatlicher Ziele besser frdern knnte, wenn es stärker am Integrationsziel ausgerichtet würde.
Thorsten Teichert und Cordelia Mühlbach untersuchen die Konvergenz zwischen den beiden Märkten Gaming und Gambling aus Sicht der Konsumenten. Unter Anwendung der Repertory-Grid-Methode werden individuelle Wahrnehmungen der Konsumenten von Online-Gaming- und Online-Gambling-Produkten im direkten Vergleich analysiert. Bisher unbekannte und teils unbewusste Relevanzdimensionen werden so aus Konsumentensicht erhoben und statistisch ausgewertet. Mittels konkreter Produktvergleiche werden die betrachteten Spielekategorien in einem Produkt-Marktraum positioniert.
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Mobility in Germany is embracing market changes like never before. Megatrends, notably, digitalization, urbanization and sustainable thinking are driving Germany's mobility transformation such that traditional players are rethinking their business models and new companies are constantly seeking market penetration. This book captures these changes in a holistic approach to depict Germany's mobility transition driven by innovation. Beginning with an evaluation of the market environment and megatrends impacting mobility, the book compares and contrasts traditional mobility business models with those of the new entrants. Using business management techniques and a detailed survey on customer perspectives, this book equips mobility professionals, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers with concise, critical and up-to-date analysis of the developments in German mobility and provides valuable insights into new business models that offer user-oriented, futuristic and sustainable mobility solutions.
Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen (Apps auf Rezept) sind Medizinprodukte, die auf Technologien basieren. Das Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz lässt die Verschreibung digitaler Lsungen zu. Somit will Deutschland in digitaler Versorgung Vorreiter sein. Gelingt dieser Erfolg? Wie betrachten die Akteure die Digitalisierung? Auf welche Pain Points müssen Ärzte, Versicherungen und Start-ups achten? Cordelia Friesendorf und Sabrina Lüttschwager bereiten die Praktiker im Gesundheitswesen mit dem aktuellsten Know-how vor, den Branchenerfolg zu gestalten.