Veteran Toastmaster of over two decades, Rae Stonehouse DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster), PDG (Past District Governor, District 21) has witnessed the cycle several times with his own club Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters.
Toastmasters are social!
Toastmasters are known to be quite social, after-all we are striving to hone our communication skills. Then along comes social media and on-line tools that can increase not only our reach but our productivity.
Social media is here to stay!
Social media is here to stay, at least until the next "big thing" comes along. Keeping up with what's new, what's hot and what's not could easily turn into a full-time job. And indeed it has for many people as they have created a new career as Social Media Managers.
The Power of Promotion! On-line Marketing For Toastmasters Club Growth by Rae Stonehouse flattens the learning curve for anyone who wants to maximize their time spent on-line, without turning it into a full-time job.
Rae believes that Toastmasters clubs should be run like businesses and social media platforms provide promotional and marketing opportunities that can help spread the word about one of the world's best kept secrets... Toastmasters.
In this easy-to-read, how-to manual, Rae shares his experience with using social media to draw attention to his Toastmasters club and to convert visitors to social media properties to actually visit his club and to join. Sometimes it has worked ... sometimes not!
By reading this book you will learn:
* How to take charge of any event.
* How to organize yourself so that everyone will know that you are in charge!
* How to think logistically, from several different perspectives.
* How to create agendas that work.
* Stage management techniques.
* How to present awards & give recognition.
* How to keep the featured speaker organized.
* About different emceeing opportunities.
* How to get paid for what you do.
As in Rae's other books, he offers a systematic, easy to read approach that provides practical solutions to specific problems.
In E=Emcee Squared: Tips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies, Rae Stonehouse, Nurse & Entrepreneur, shares practical advice that will help you become a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies, that people will want to pay for your services!
"Do your hands start sweating and your legs shake with the thought of having to not only attend a business networking session but actually talk to people?"
"Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of rejection when you are at a business networking event?"
"Would you rather have a root canal than attend a business networking event?"
"Would you rather send an e-mail to a business lead than meet them in person and actually talk to them face to face?"
Well if any of these apply ... you may be shy!
"Get over it!" That's what our extroverted friends would say. "Just do what we do!"
Life isn't that simple. We aren't all extroverts and it would probably be a noisy world if we were. Being shy isn't a personal defect.
You aren't the only one out there, even if it feels like it sometimes. The world is full of shy people and that doesn't prevent you from being an effective networker and reaping the benefits that networking can bring to your business.
In Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly! you will:
- discover proven strategies to reduce your fear [that's what shyness really is] that will help you become an effective, power networker.
- learn practical tips to strengthen the networking skills that you already have.
- discover easy to use techniques that will take you from shy to sly.
- discover the three phases of networking and how you can use each of them to your advantage.
- learn about common fears or barriers that shy networkers often experience and how to overcome them.
The author knows what it is like to be shy. He knows how avoidance & denial can be a good friend. He knows how uncomfortable it can be to attend a networking event and not know a single person.
He also got sick and tired of his inhibitions getting in the way of opportunities and decided to do something about it. So he wrote Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!
This is a must have book for those who want practical, proven tips & techniques on how to network effectively.
I'm not really shy. Will this book be of any use to me?
This program manual explores the fundamentals of relationship networking. If you don't have the added challenge of being shy, you will likely find it easier to use the tips & techniques to strengthen the networking and relationship building skills that you already have.
He says he loves you. So...why does he do that?
You’ve asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men—and change your life. In Why Does He Do That? you will learn about:
• The early warning signs of abuse
• The nature of abusive thinking
• Myths about abusers
• Ten abusive personality types
• The role of drugs and alcohol
• What you can fix, and what you can’t
• And how to get out of an abusive relationship safely
“This is without a doubt the most informative and useful book yet written on the subject of abusive men. Women who are armed with the insights found in these pages will be on the road to recovering control of their lives.”—Jay G. Silverman, Ph.D., Director, Violence Prevention Programs, Harvard School of Public Health
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base.
The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.
Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys.
This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.
In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.
Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.
Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.
"At a time
when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious
book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need.”
—General James Mattis, USMC, Ret.
"Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley
affirm a compelling truth: It's better to detect sinister intentions early
than respond to violent actions late. Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang."
—Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear
"Rare is the book that is
immediately practical and interesting. Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish. There is something
here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people
—Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying.
"Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a
substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war
—William S. Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook
"Like Sun Tzu's The
Art of War, Left of
Bang isn't just for the military. It's a must read
for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something's not quite
right...be it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or
even entering an empty home."
--Steven Pressfield, bestselling author
of The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire
“An amazing book! Applying the lessons
learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal
works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a
framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and
individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in
life-and-death situations. Left of Bang is an instant classic.”
--Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army
Ret., author of On Combat and On Killing
-- You walk into a restaurant and get an
immediate sense that you should leave.
-- You are about to step onto an elevator
with a stranger and something stops you.
-- You interview a potential new employee
who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a
These scenarios all represent LEFT OF
BANG, the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you
talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or
getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone? Is there a way to not
just listen to your inner protector more, but to actually increase your
sensitivity to threats before they happen?
Legendary Marine General James Mattis
asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine
Corps’ Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to
heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the
As one of the world's top experts on psychopathy and criminal behavior, Mary Ellen O'Toole has seen repeatedly how relying on the sense of fear alone often fails to protect us from danger. Whether you are opening the door to a stranger or meeting a date you connected with online, you need to know how to protect yourself from harm-physical, financial, legal, and professional.
Using the SMART method, which O'Toole developed and used at the FBI, we can confidently know how to:Respond to a threat in any situation Hire someone who will work inside your home like a contractor or housekeeper Figure out whether a prospective employee is a safe bet Know whom you can trust with your children
An especially useful book for women living alone, parents who are concerned about their children's safety, and employers worried about employees who might go postal, Dangerous Instincts gives us the tools used by professionals to navigate potentially hazardous waters. Like The Gift of Fear and The Sociopath Next Door, it will appeal to anyone looking to make the right call in an ever threatening world.
Warning signs of sexual abuse
How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools
Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violence
All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions:
How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103)
What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137)
What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91)
How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175)
How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148)
What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86)
How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98)
What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191)
What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218)
And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)
Elayne has performed more than 40,000 piercings over the course of her professional piercing career, so she’s seen it all—including every type of infection. Her troubleshooting tips address the problems that can arise, such as:
· Localized infections
· Piercing pimples
· Dry skin
· Tarnish tattoos
· Embedded jewelry
· Traumatic tears
· Rejection and migration
With this quick, updated reference, you’ll know exactly how to clean and care for your new piercing, no matter what questions you may have.
Survive the Unthinkable reveals the effective, proven principles behind Target Focus Training, the system Larkin has used to train Navy SEALs, celebrities, and soccer moms. It's a counter-intuitive mind / body approach women can use to protect themselves and their loved ones. Readers learn how to identify the difference between social aggression (which can be avoided) and asocial violence (which is unavoidable), recognize personal behaviors that may jeopardize safety, and target highly specific areas on an attacker's body for a strategic counterattack.
Larkin discusses how predators think and teaches women how to spot them, outsmart them, and stop them in their tracks. With principles proven to work regardless of size, strength, or athleticism, Larkin's approach revolutionizes women's perspective on violence and self-protection. Armed with the tools to neutralize any threat, readers will blast through the victim mindset and live freer, safer, more peaceful lives.
When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.
In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.
In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to:
• prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes
• run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target
• recognize common scams at home and abroad
• become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations
• gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid
With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
From the Hardcover edition.
James Morgan Ayres has worked as a consultant for various U.S. government agencies and private corporations, founded four companies, and lived and worked all over the world. He’s written seven books, taught seminars on the tao of survival and related subjects, and has been a student and teacher of Asian thought, martial arts, healing, and meditation for more than forty years. He currently lives in Southern California.
Seventy years after its inception, the Special Air Service (SAS) is recognized by many as one of the most decorated military forces in the world. Their soldiers do battle on a daily basis, taking actions that are normally swift, very hard hitting, and extremely secretive. They will go—willingly—deep behind enemy lines, taking on incredible odds and risking their lives in the hope of rescuing others.
In the SAS Combat Handbook, you will be informed on all aspects of SAS operations. With never-before-seen photographs of these heroes in action and untold stories of individual acts of bravery, you will be taught the key combat methods that have made this military group exactly what they are: elite.
Included are training tips that will teach you about various military tactics, such as:
The art of cover and remaining hidden behind enemy lines
The keys to covert insertion and extraction operations
Counterterrorism skills, including building entry, ambush, and sniping
Fire battles on land, in the air, or at sea
And so much more
From the gathering of intelligence to undercover operations, the SAS is made up of two hundred men who are rigorously selected, highly trained, and ready to face what others fear. They know what it takes to get the job done, and no matter the situation, their combat skills are the best in the business.
fire? Or you are the victim of a terrorist attack? Would you make the right
decision to save yourself and the lives of others? Crisis Survival is a
complete handbook to any crisis that may suddenly arise, from food or water
shortages, to natural disasters, to plane crashes and hostage situations. A
crisis might last a few hours, days, or even years – with this book you can be
ready for any eventuality. With easy-to-follow illustrations and handy
lists of key information, Crisis Survival is the definitive crisis survival
guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything – it could literally save
New to this edition:
Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to:
Residential and apartment buildings
Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines Includes a CD-ROM with electronic versions of sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other security and fire life safety resources.
Renowned combatives instructor and self defense writer, Neal Martin presents his no nonsense, practical and highly effective approach to self defense in his bestselling book series.
Everything you need to know about self defense and combatives in one place!
Self Defense Tips Everyone Should Know
"...a book extrapolated from real world experience that is based on reality and not academic theory."
"...what you read here could very well save your life someday."
"...the ONLY book I've read that has given me any real confidence in my ability to defend myself properly. GET IT."
In this book you will learn:
How to properly take responsibility for your personal safety
How to formulate a self defense game plan that works
How to sharpen your awareness skills and stay "switched on"
How to conquer fear and adrenaline
How to really hit hard and hit first when necessary
The self defense techniques that instill panic in your attacker and force them to capitulate
And much more!
By the time you finish reading this book you will have a complete self defense game plan in place and you will know more about how to protect yourself than most people out there—even the ones who train in self defense already!
A book for all instructors and students of self defense who strive for excellence in their teaching and training.
"...like Hemingway on fighting." B. Williams
A completely practical guide on self defense training methods that will give you:
A complete blueprint for teaching and training combatives
A detailed and fully explained combatives syllabus for you to work from
Essential training practices and guidelines
The best self defense techniques to teach and train
Numerous example training drills
Guidelines for developing your students (and yourself)
And much more!
This book details all the essential elements of teaching combatives the right way so that you can get the results your students are looking for.
Self Defense Solutions
Do you want better results from your self defense training? If you do then you need to change your approach to your training. How you approach your combatives training will determine whether or not you end up GETTING GOOD RESULTS, or whether you end up wasting your time.
This book will help you define a way to approach and conduct certain aspects of your training so that you can ACHIEVE THE RESULTS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
If you are serious about learning how to properly defend yourself against violence, and if you are serious about your training, then you will get a lot out of this book. If you are not serious however, don't bother reading this book, as you will gain little from it.
The only way you will get better results from your training is to train...a lot. And to train in the right way, as THIS BOOK WILL SHOW YOU HOW.
Inside this book you will learn:
How to make yourself a hard target for criminals
The right way to train on pads and how to design pad drills for better results
How to improve your striking skills and hit like a pro
The power of intent and how to use it to double the power and effectiveness of your techniques
The three major flaws in combatives training and how to fix them
How to develop your fighting instincts
The role of reality dyslexia in training and how to avoid it
The truth about self defense psychology and mental training
And a lot more!
If you want REAL RESULTS from your self defense training, this book will help you achieve those results.
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Five features of this book that make it distinctive are:Most current “How to” book on leading a food safety department from the perspective of a respected national brandProvides the proper organization and methods to manage the work necessary to ensure food safety within the organization Provides the means to utilize risk-based decisions linked to business practices that accommodate a business analysis model Demonstrates step-by-step examples that can be used for continuous improvement in sustaining food safety responsibilities Provides examples on how to gain influence and obtain resources to support food safety responsibilities
Some stalkers make phone calls, send messages, or deliver "gifts." Some follow their victims home, vandalize property, make threats, or kill pets. Some stalkers even attempt rape, kidnapping, or murder. And some succeed. Being the target of an obsessed person is a frightening experience. But it isn't necessary to live in fear. Learning how to live safely is the key.
Who stalks, who is stalked, and why
Evaluating the seriousness of the situation
Replacing terror with sensible precautions Restraining ordersgood or bad?
Disappearingwhy, when and how
Protecting your children
Self-defensewhat works, what doesnt Safety on a budget
Maintaining your privacy
Strategies that don't work
Helpful web sites and organizations
Using scenarios based on real stalking cases, this book overflows with detailed, practical strategies to put you in control of your situation, and let you break the cycle of terror.
Mistakes by the legal system, employers, or even family members can make the situation worse. If you work with stalking victims, or are concerned about one, you need this information, too.
The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.
Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid their fates, we can benefit from her experience and profound insight into the choices we make each day.
In How Not to Die, Dr. G acts as a medical detective to identify the often-unintentional ways we harm our bodies, then shows us how to use that information to live better and smarter. She provides startling tips on how to make wise choices so that we don’t have to see her, or someone like her, for a good, long time.
• In “Highway to the Morgue,” we learn the one commonsense safety tip that can prevent deadly accidents—and the reason you should never drive with the windows half open
• “Code Blue” teaches us how to increase our chances of leaving the hospital alive—and how to insist that everyone caring for you practice the easiest hygiene method around
• “Everyday Dangers” informs us why neat freaks live longer—and the best ways to stay safe in a car during a lightning storm
Using anecdotes from her cases and a liberal dose of humor, Dr. G gives us her prescription for living a healthier, better, longer life—and unlike many doctors’ orders, this one is surprisingly easy to follow.
From the Hardcover edition.
Recent scandals involving diabetes drugs, Vioxx, and many other medications reveal the serious and undisclosed risks of some of the most commonly used prescription drugs in this country. In Before You Take That Pill, Dr. J. Douglas Bremner, a researcher and clinician at Emory University whose study on Accutane and depression made headlines, offers an inside look at the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a scientifically backed assessment of the risks of more than three hundred prescribed medications, vitamins, and supplements.
While many drugs are essential to the health of consumers, as Dr. Bremner explains, for many people, the benefits may not outweigh the potential side effects. This book contains warnings that are not on the drug labels. It also exposes tricks of the trade that demonstrate how the profit-making interests of "big pharma" may not always be in line with the safety of the public - from the corruption that exists in the drug approval process to the tactics drug companies use to encourage doctors to prescribe their products. Most important, Before You Take That Pill empowers readers by giving them sound information on specific medications so they can understand and weigh the potential risk themselves. Backed by the latest studies, as well as insight from a doctor who is in the trenches, this book should be on the shelf of every drug consumer.
· Terrorist attack
· Winter storm
· Nuclear emergency
· Civil unrest
· And more
In this updated edition, Dave Black addresses the full range of disaster that can turn an ordinary day into a fight for survival. He offers advice on alarms, insurance, preparing a “disaster kit,” planning for evacuation, communication, emergency food handling, first aid, and more. With real-world considerations, he lays out the step-by-step responses that could save you and your family in a time of crisis.
Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to insult and attack his school's first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were: harassed and bullied and beaten. In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus—and the nation—reached its peak, Greg left Georgia.
Forty-one years later, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion. Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion, and set him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening.
The Class of '65 is more than a heartbreaking story from the segregated South. It is also about four of Greg's classmates—David Morgan, Joseph Logan, Deanie Dudley, and Celia Harvey—who came to reconsider the attitudes they grew up with. How did they change? Why, half a lifetime later, did reaching out to the most despised boy in school matter to them? This noble book reminds us that while ordinary people may acquiesce to oppression, we all have the capacity to alter our outlook and redeem ourselves.
Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person.
In Asking for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth research with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. Drawing on real-world examples of what feminists call "rape culture"-from politicos' revealing gaffes to institutional failures in higher education and the military-Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.
Electrical Safety Code Manual will tie together the various regulations and practices for electrical safety and translate these complicated standards into easy to understand terms. This will result in a publication that is a practical, if not essential, asset to not only designers and company owners but to the electricians who must put compliance requirements into action in the field.Best-practice methods for accident prevention and electrical hazard avoidance Current safety regulations, including new standards from OSHA, NEC, NESC, and NFPAInformation on low-, medium-, and high-voltage safety systemsStep-by-step guidelines on safety auditsTraining program how-to's, from setup to rescue and first aid procedures
Newly updated with specifications and reviews for new products as well as new information on recent developments in the field, James Morgan Ayres provides the latest need-to-know info on the subject for first time owners (or potential owners) of tactical knives as well as experts who want the latest intel on new products.
Features inside include:
Origins of the Tactical Knife
The Bowie knife
Tactical Knives of the Mid-twentieth Century
Steel, Heat Treating, Geometry, Design, Grinds, and Forging
Choosing a Tactical Knife
Basic Skills, Maintenance, and Tactics
Complete with hundreds of detailed color photos, tips, tactics, and techniques, The Tactical Knife is the best book out there for all your tactical knife needs. When choosing a tactical knife, don’t guess—know! Keep yourself on the cutting edge—with The Tactical Knife!
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
This extract begins the story of "Julia Jones - The Teenage Years".
Book One, 'Falling Apart' continues on from the suspenseful and best selling "Julia Jones' Diary" series but is even more gripping and exciting than ever before.
Julia is now a typical teenage girl but has abruptly and unexpectedly been thrown into turmoil by the forced relocation of her family back to their old home in the city. She attempts to come to terms with her dilemma by reconnecting with her old friend, Millie Spencer and also the love of her life, Blake Jansen. However, on arrival at her old house, she soon learns that circumstances have changed dramatically during the time she was away and the days that follow seem to unravel in a series of escalating drama and events. Although Julia tries to maintain control, her life seems to snowball towards an all consuming disaster which she appears powerless to prevent.
Julia finds that her choices surrounding love, friends, wild parties and rebellious teenage behavior tend to result in dire consequences and repercussions of the worst kind. What is the cause of Julia's misery and how does she deal with the challenges in her path?
This is a book filled with unexpected plot twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. For die-hard Julia Jones' fans as well as those who are new to the series, this book will not disappoint. Don't miss out on the suspenseful journey of Julia Jones, complete with romance, drama, friendship issues and much, much more.
This fabulous book for teenage girls contains all the elements of an exciting story that girls of all ages will enjoy.
This two-part guide to our food system's problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists, who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown, award-winning health and investigative journalists and parents themselves, answer pressing consumer questions about what's in the food supply, what "authorities" are and are not doing to clean it up, and how they can best feed their families without making food their full-time jobs. Both deeply informed and highly readable, Eating Dangerously explains to the American consumer how their food system works—and more importantly how it doesn’t work. It also dishes up course after course of useful, friendly advice gleaned from the cutting-edge laboratories, kitchens and courtrooms where the national food system is taking new shape. Anyone interested in knowing more about how their food makes it from field and farm to store and table will want the inside scoop on just how safe or unsafe that food may be. They will find answers and insight in these pages.
Zoe Weil is cofounder and President of the International Institute for Humane Education. She developed the first graduate program in humane education in the U.S. and conducts frequent humane education workshops. Author of several humane education books for young people, and a parent, she lives in Maine.
Food Safety: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition provides a broad, readable, and level-headed overview of these and other food safety controversies. Through a combination of statistics and substantive information, it delineates the nature and scope of the issues. It also introduces readers to the researchers, activists, industries, and government agencies that play a role in the battle for food safety--an issue that impacts us all.
* Covers latest advances in vapor and trace detection techniques and bulk detection techniques
* Reviews both current techniques and those in advanced stages of development
* Techniques that are described in detail, including its principles of operation, as well as its applications in the detection of explosives
We want often what we have SOMETIMES - those moments when the child is cooperating with the Steadfast Attitude Father. This Attitude grew out of Dennis' work all his professional life with troubled and troubling children and youth - including teaching child psychology at colleges and public schools - and being a school psychologist. His books have been used by over a million readers in schools and counseling centers across the country for over 35 years.
Everyone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight.
In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real agents engaged in life-threatening missions around the world.
With breathtaking accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere, the book reveals how to:
* Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything
* Escape if taken hostage
* Set up a perfect safe site
* Assume a fake identity
* Master the "Weapons of Mass Influence" to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most
With real-life spy drama that reads like a novel paired with expert practical techniques, Survive Like a Spy will keep you on the edge of your seat – and help you stay safe when you need it most.
The author approaches his task with a research question: Why is the average trucker continuously placed in conditions that, according to truckers, demand risky driving? As a result of direct experience with truckers and trucking, Rothe observes that truck drivers act as they do to gain autonomy over their work, freedom from control of others, and assurance of a reasonable livelihood. In order to maintain a sufficient income in the transportation market, even the most serious drivers perform tasks that often impinge on lethality and safety, not as blatant radicals or daredevils fighting the system, but as persons responding to the fear that they may lose their livelihood in trucking.
The thrust in trucker safety has followed a victimization philosophy in which emphasis on interventions has been aimed directly at truckers. Rothe contends that safety programs would work better if they emphasized what influences, motivates, or encourages truckers to take chances on the road. With this in mind, he analyzes driver risk, vehicle maintenance, owner-operator, company driver, policing, home life, drugs and alcohol, government regulations, and hours of service as they are seen by truckers, industry officials, and others. Expanding our vision to encompass essential factors in the socioeconomic reality of the truck-driving culture. Rothe elucidates the far-reaching consequences that safety issues have for truckers, other road users, policymakers, and traffic safety educators.
Table of Contents
What to Prep For:
So how to plan?
Important Decision for Survival:
Where to Go?
How to Get There and What to Carry?
Basics for Prepping and Survival:
Being Prepared for Different Situations:
Analyze the Conditions and Gather Information:
Survival Kit Development:
Carryout Effective Research:
Carryout Effective Planning before Actual Execution:
Supplies and Equipment for Survival:
Cash or Checks:
Clothes Needed for Survival:
Sleeping Mats and Bags:
Back Packs and Bags:
Packing or Stowing:
Global Positioning System:
Radios and Cell Phones:
Altimeters and Compasses:
Five Essential Survival Skills:
Shelter and Protection:
Not so long ago people considered prepping for unexpected events and catastrophes as behavior characterized as paranoid, over cautious and in some situations even mentally unstable. However, knowledge and awareness has advanced people’s thinking over time about being proactive towards emergencies and disasters. Today there are special courses and training programs that teach the general public how to be prepared for any disaster or unforeseen events.
Ranging from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, forest fires to bomb explosions, getting lost in the wilderness, economic crisis, accidents and medical emergencies all types of disasters need a management plan. Such a plan cannot only reduce the impact of the respective disaster but at times can even prevent it from happening. It also gives the victims a stronger sense of confidence and patience.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations.
Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience.
The Patient Survival Guide: Inspires you to be a your own advocate Describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to your loved one in a hospital Provides specific, practical, and outside-the-box strategies for anticipating and preventing errors, with chapters devoted to each of the most common mistakes and mishaps Provides checklists for patients to use upon admission to healthcare facilities
When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, Revised Edition, gives you all the information you need--quickly, easily, clearly--so that you can make the difference.
Key features include the most up-to-date emergency care information:
¸ the newest CPR positions and techniques to be used on infants, children, and adults
¸ first-aid and lifesaving techniques you can practice so you're prepared when an emergency strikes
¸ injuries, illnesses, and medical emergencies: an alphabetical listing to help you find the information you need quickly
¸ easy-to-follow instructions and clear line drawings that walk you through each step
¸ what happens in the emergency room; knowing when to call your doctor or the hospital and what information to have ready
¸ sports injuries: treatment and recovery, especially for the amateur, school, or weekend athlete
¸ a chart to be filled in for each family member to list medical information, such as allergies and immunizations, to have on hand for emergency situations
¸ a comprehensive index, with complete listings by subject and symptom for fast reference
Beginners Guide to a Family Preparedness will be a valuable addition to any home or sommunitty library. Horizon Publishers recognizes it as an important contribution to the literature on food storage and preparedness and takes pleasure in its release.
Whether their children are toddlers or teens, six years old or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats—from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers.
Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey’s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own.
In Making Supper Safe, Ben Hewitt exposes the vulnerabilities inherent to the US food industry, where the majority of our processing facilities are inspected only once every seven years, and where government agencies lack the necessary resources to act on early warning signs. The most dangerous aspect of our food system isn't just its potential to make us acutely ill, but the ever expanding distance between us and our sources of nourishment.
Hewitt introduces a vibrant cast of characters and revolutionaries who are reinventing how we grow, process, package, distribute, and protect our food, and even how we protect ourselves. He takes readers inside a food contamination trace-back investigation, goes dumpster diving, and talks to lawyers, policy makers, and families who have been affected by contaminated food. Making Supper Safe explains why we should worry, but it is also a quest to understand how we can learn to trust our food again.
Before a lie is spoken, a pocket is picked, or an assault is inflicted, each and every criminal gives off silent cues. They can be as subtle as a shrug of the shoulder, a pointed finger, or an averted gaze. But together, they make up a nonverbal language that speaks loud and clear—if you're trained to see it.
CRIME SIGNALS is the first book to offer a comprehensive guide to the body language of criminals. Filled with amazing real-life stories of crime and survival, it's designed to help you stay alert to the warning signs of a wide array of offenses. From the tell-tale signals of a swindler to the warning signs that experts use to help thwart terrorism and violent crime, this book breaks down a criminal's body language into clear recognizable symbols.
What is the look of a lie? How do child predators unknowingly give themselves away? What were the clues that exposed white-collar offenders like Martha Stewart and Andrew Fastow? Answering these questions and more, Dr. David Givens, a renowned anthropologist and one of the nation's foremost experts in nonverbal communication, offers a fascinating, instructive, and essential tool for warding off crime and protecting the safety or yourself and your family.
Are all your campus professionals aware of the system for reporting information about students who may be in distress or at-risk for harming themselves or others?
Is the information reviewed and acted on?
Recent campus crises have highlighted that campus administrators will be judged by three things: What the campus was doing before the crisis, its immediate response during the crisis, and the follow-up after the crisis.
Born out of the call by Virginia Tech’s Zenobia Hikes for urgent action to stem the tide of societal violence, and the NASPA “Enough is Enough” campaign (www.EnoughisEnoughcampaign.org) that she inspired, this book provides guidance on how to be proactive in preventing violence, and be prepared to provide a comprehensive response to a crisis.
Enough is Enough presents first-hand accounts and experienced counsel from professionals who have lived through a violent incident, and continue to deal with its aftermath. They cover violence, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion in an integrated way, and offer a comprehensive plan to create a campus-wide system for collecting information about students at-risk for self-harm or violence toward others.
The authors describe how to develop university-wide emergency plans, using the National Incident Management System template and involving a wide spectrum of campus services; how to create crisis response teams and victim liaison programs; offer recommendations about communication and the management of information; and address institutionally-appropriate and sensitive ways to achieve healing and recovery.
The book is addressed to administrators, student affairs, services and mental health professionals, and counselors, on all the nation’s campuses, elementary through post-secondary.
A Joint ACPA & NASPA Publication