Diamonds in the Water explores the life of Windsor Langford Waterbury III, born in 1901 into a wealthy and privileged New York family and trained to become an empathetic and worldly respected physician. Early on, he is guided and directed by dear family members and close friends who instill a revered ethical standard in him. He was taught to use his hands as well as his mind to gain an appreciation for the sufferings of others, the value of hard work, and the distinct philanthropic use of money. By all accounts, his life appears perfect. As the story unfolds, the reader will come to realize that Dr. Waterburys life is anything but unblemished. He faces many challenges, including malicious manipulation, life-threatening illness, great love loss, and the unexpected and delayed revelation of a family secret about his highly regarded and influential grandfather. This secret offers curiosity and intrigue; it also precipitates the scrutinizing review of Dr. Waterburys life as he shares his grandfathers memoirs with close family and friends. Throughout the novel, the author created characters who effortlessly encounter and interact with actual historical figures and events, who observe the emergence of scientific and technological discoveries, and whose lives are affected by the economic and social conditions of the time and place. Although the characters represent the full spectrum of fundamental personality expression, there will be a remarkably distinguished few who promote a better life experience for others. Like the worlds rarest, most precious diamonds, these distinct spiritually bound participants are resilient, unalterable, and priceless. And like the ongoing river waters seeking entry to the vast oceans, they individually continue their journey despite the obstacles and unpredictable turns; they are willing to move over, under, or around them to follow their path to its destination, shimmering and connected to lifes true forces.
Get ready to cast off and cruise down waterways that continually beckon, softly whispering: Come follow me. Come follow me. Travel along the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, Norris Lake, the Intracoastal Waterways, and the North Channel to name but a few. Watch diamonds dancing on the water, traverse through towering locks, spend the day swinging on anchor, listen to the chorus of night sounds and ride out a storm or two. In REFLECTIONS ON THE WATER: Traveling the Waterways with God, Jan Boys incorporates visual, mental and written reflections with glimpses into the nautical life. While water surrounds her boat and reflects the world around it, Jan filters the images through her spiritual beliefs constantly looking for the presence of God, seeking to travel the waterways with Him. Based on her boat logs, this book is not only an inland waterway cruise, but a spiritual journey as well. This is not a story to read cover to cover, but a book of reflections and meditations to explore one chapter at a time, as you search and listen for the whisperings of God. Read it leisurely. Follow along on the map. Savor and enjoy each destination. Let these reflections resonate deep within your soul and awaken your senses to the ever-abiding presence of God. ~ ~ ~ Cruise any part of America ́s coastline, inland rivers or lakes and you can ́t help but discover the special meaning natural beauty offers to all of us. Jan Boys, however, takes a very large step beyond the obvious. She borrows from what she wrote in the ship ́s log and her personal journal as she and her husband cruised thousands of miles. Jan reveals and shares with you what she felt about her surroundings and experiences and how she related them to the love and concern God has for all of us. Indeed, with each page, you can almost believe you were there with her as she discovered "reflections" that continue to reassure and comfort her. Most likely, you will remember this book not for the stories but rather for the insights resulting from this writer ́s ability to weave reality, imagination and belief in God into a convincing and compelling reason to see the world differently. Fred Myers, journalist and editor, author of cruising guides for the Tennessee River, Cumberland River and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway ~ ~ ~ Let Jan and Gene guide you through a taste of the travels and adventures of three boats they owned during the last twenty-five years. Cruise with them up and down rivers, across lakes and bays, into canals and locks, on open water crossings, through the Great Lakes, and even into another country. These waterways have many faces: clean or muddy, curious and amusing, depressing and aggravating, or stressful and frightening. Mainly, however, they are peaceful and prayerful, beautiful and breathtaking, majestic and awe inspiring. Yet they remain ever changing and ever beckoning: Come follow me. See what lies around the next bend. ~ ~ ~ This is my Father ́s world; all nature rings and round me sings the music of the spheres. Jan Boys ́ musing of the heart is a song of recognition and gratefulness. Jan sees God ́s hand in every bend of the river. Travel is more than a geography lesson or a cross-cultural experience. It ́s the handiwork of God that inspires and amazes us. This is a walk with God on the waters—a personal psalm of a boater and a believer in touch with the creator. Anyone looking for a sacred passage on America ́s waterways will be both inspired and rewarded. Ron and Eva Stob, founders of America ́s Great Loop Cruisers ́ Association (AGLCA) and co-authors of Honey, Let ́s Get a Boat...
This very successful textbook is distinguished by a superior writing style that draws upon common student experiences to introduce economic concepts, making economic theory more accessible and interesting. Case Studies and numerous examples take advantage of students' intuitive knowledge of economics, building upon real-life situations. A streamlined design places pedagogy and illustrations directly within the flow of the text, making them less distracting and more useful for students. A fully integrated program of technology enhancements sets this text apart by pairing the book with numerous online multimedia learning tools that have been developed to help the text better serve a wide range of learning styles. The text uniquely integrates classroom use of The Wall Street Journal by including in-text pedagogy to help readers learn to analyze the latest economic events as reported in the Journal. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.
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Author: The Princeton Review
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams with this comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect online portal, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the AP Economics Macro and Micro Exams arms you to take on either test with: Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Comprehensive content review for all test topics • Tons of charts and figures to illustrate trends, theories, and markets • Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates Practice That Gets You to Excellence. • 2 full-length practice tests (1 Macro and 1 Micro) with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills at the end of each content chapter • Step-by-step walk-throughs of sample questions
Release on 2008-01-04 | by James Gwartney,Richard Stroup,Russell Sobel,David Macpherson
Author: James Gwartney,Richard Stroup,Russell Sobel,David Macpherson
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE includes many more engaging elements—such as scenes from popular movies and applications of economic theory to real-world issues—to help you see how these theories apply to the world around you. Each chapter has been updated to reflect today’s market, including analysis and explanation of measures of current economic activity. You’ll also find highlights of the lives of notable economists and how they contributed to the thinking that shapes our markets today. Common economic myths are dispelled, and the “invisible hand” metaphor is applied to economic theory, demonstrating how it’s working even today to stimulate the economy. This 12th edition includes new technology features such as a robust set of online multimedia learning tools, including video clips and free quizzes designed to support your classroom work; a completely updated Aplia interactive learning system with practice problems, interactive tutorials, online experiences, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A series of twenty non-fiction science readers which engages children in the world around them. Why do we need forests? Is plastic harmful? Where are gold and gems mined? You can find the answers to these and other questions about the world's resources in Why Do Diamonds Glitter?