An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be. In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institutions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tapestry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 million, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initiatives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference. We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who developed his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tutor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by expanding educational opportunities for girls. A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face today. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.
Presents a narrative roadmap about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fund-raisers and charities.
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 63-page guide for "A Path Appears" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 20 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Some of the Most Effective Programs Cost Very Little and The Cost-Effectiveness of Early Intervention.
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This ILT Series course builds on the concepts and skills taught in Adobe Photoshop CS2: Basic. Students will learn how to create and use masks and vector paths, and how to create fills and overlays to enhance images. Course activities also cover automation of repetitive tasks. In addition, students will learn how to apply creative special effects to both images and text. The manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom and filled with interactive exercises that help ensure student success.
Full-color photographs and detailed instructions explain how to create a wide variety of walkways and paths to suit an array of landscapes and sites from such materials as stone, brick, concrete, gravel, pine needles, straw, bark, and more.
Formulation of linear programming; the simplex method; geometry of the simplex method; duality in linear programming; revised (primal) simplex method; the dual simplex method; numerically stable forms of the simplex method; parametric linear programs; sensitivity analysis; degeneracy in linear programming; bounded-variable linear programs; the decomposition principle of linear programming; the transportation problem; computational complexity of the simplex algorithm; the ellipsoid method; iterative methods for linear inequalities and linear programs; vector minima.
As part of the Revealed Series, this title offers a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Flash 8, and Fireworks 8.
Unlike other books on Director, this book serves as a practical guide for all aspects of using the program from start to finish. This book is the ideal start for beginners just learning how to use the program. Intermediate users can also benefit by learning shortcuts, advanced tips and Lingo basics. Advanced users who can take advantage of Director's improved power and speed by with this book's more in-depth guide to Lingo, techniques for better project management, shortcuts for title development, and more advanced techniques for developing titles to play over the Internet quickly and efficiently using Shockwave technology. A 16-page color insert features real projects created by professionals who use the product, with tips from the developer on how they used Director to create the project. Unlike competitive books, the Director 8 and Lingo Bible has balanced coverage of both Mac and Windows versions, as Mac is no longer the default platform for Director. The bonus CD contains real-life working examples and exercises from the book along with utilities and other shareware extras for use with Director 8.
This complete guide to the world's most popular Windows-based drawing and illustration tool provides comprehensive coverage of the latest new-and-improved features of CorelDRAW, including the flat interface, enhanced drawing tools, digger functionality, advanced locking, smart duplications, and batch import features. The CD-ROM contains tutorials, projects, and a gallery of ready-to-use art.
The proceedings of the June 2000 conference are documented in two separate volumes for the main program and the workshops. The first volume contains 65 papers that report recent results in the design, development, and management of web-based information systems. The main subjects are databases, XML
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