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A Walk Across America
Peter Jenkins

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country. "I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. ...


Abolishing Performance Appraisals: Why They Backfire and What to Do Instead
Tom Coens, Mary Jenkins

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002

This is the first book to offer specific suggestions on how to replace performance appraisals with a more effective system that emphasizes teamwork and empowerment. Feedback, compensation, coaching, promotion, and legal documentation are all covered, as well as a variety of new alternatives that produce better results for both managers and employees.


The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors (IBM Press)
Francis DeRespinis, Peter Hayward, ...

IBM Press, 2011

The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences. ...


Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014

The clothes we wear tell stories about us—and are often imbued with cultural meanings specific to our ethnic heritage. This concise A-to-Z encyclopedia explores 150 different and distinct items of ethnic dress, their history, and their cultural significance within the United States. The clothing artifacts documented here have been or are now regularly worn by Americans as everyday clothing, fashion, ethnic or religious identifiers, ...


The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2
Peter Jenkins, Barbara Jenkins

William Morrow & Company, Inc.

The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2


The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2
Peter Jenkins, Barbara Jenkins

Quill (Harper), 1992

Beginning in New Orleans, Peter Jenkins continues his walk across America--with his bride Barbara. Lavishly illustrated with 48 pages of full-color and black-and-white photos, here is the story of the journey that captured a nation's heart, now available for the first time in trade paperback.


Surveillance Tradecraft: The Professional's Guide to Surveillance Training
Peter Jenkins

Intel Publications, 2010

This new surveillance training book has been compiled as the ultimate guide and reference book for the surveillance operative. There is no other comparable book available in the world today in relation to covert surveillance training. This book will guide you through the process of carrying out covert surveillance whether you are on foot or by car, traveling by public transport or in a static rural or urban location. The book also teaches the ...


The Superhero Reader

University Press of Mississippi, 2013

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For ...


A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
John Muir

Mariner Books, 1998

Here is the adventure that started John Muir on a lifetime of discovery. Taken from his earliest journals, this book records Muir's walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately after the Civil War.


Looking for Alaska
Peter Jenkins

St. Martin's Griffin, 2002

More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America , captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter is a bit older, married with a family, and his journeys are different than they were. Perhaps he is looking for adventure, perhaps inspiration, perhaps new communities, perhaps unspoiled ...


Talking with Leaders of the Past
Peter Watson Jenkins, Toni Ann Winninger

Celestial Voices, Inc., 2008

This is a challenging book filled with many surprises. The authors contact a group of master spirits on the Other Side, and through them interview 15 leaders, all born before 1900, who made their mark on the world. Each leader discusses issues from his or her famous past life. They all express their current thoughts and feelings with many marked changes of opinion. The leaders interviewed are: Pope John XXIII, Florence Nightingale, Albert ...


The Peter Matthiessen Reader
Peter Matthiessen

Vintage, 2000

"Our greatest modern nature writer in the lyrical tradition." -- The New York Times Book Review "Matthiessen is a great travel companion. . . . His knowledge of plants, animals and people is breathtaking." -- The Boston Globe Perhaps no writer has better articulated our relationship to the environment than Peter Matthiessen. From Wildlife in America to Men's Lives , his work has captured the wonder of the natural world--and the horrors of ...


Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism (Values and Capitalism)
Peter Wehner, Arthur C. Brooks President American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Aei Press, 2010

Popular opinion would have us believe that America's free market system is driven by greed and materialism, resulting in gross inequalities of wealth, destruction of the environment, and other social ills. Even proponents of capitalism often refer to the free market as simply a 'lesser evil' whose faults are preferable to those of social democracy or communism. But what if the conventional understanding of capitalism as corrupt and unprincipled ...


Close Friends
Peter Jenkins

William Morrow & Co, 1989

If you've ever loved a dog, a cat, an old barn, or a place in the country, you will love CLOSE FRIENDS. Meet UFO, the shy Brahman bull who mates only at night; and Tigger, the smartest farm cat ever. Meet Cooper, Peter Jenkin's forever friend, a half Alaskan Malamute dog; and Shocker, the black stallion Peter took to Inner Mongolia. You will also meet the remarkable people who live among animals and who love them as he does. Of all the books ...


Volcano Wakes Up!
Lisa Westberg Peters

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2010

Playful, kid-friendly poems from five alternating points of view explore the volcanic process and its effect on the surrounding land, flora, and fauna. From the lava crickets to the ferns, everyone has something to say about it! Follow one day--from sunrise to moonrise--on the slopes of a young, about-to-shout volcano. Science-loving kids will get a kick out of this fun look at an erupting volcano, and the creative poems offer something for ...


Along the Edge of America
Peter Jenkins

Mariner Books, 1997

The best-selling author and walker Peter Jenkins, landlubber par excellence, now takes to the waves and explores, as only he can, a part of America rich in history, mystery, and lore: from the Florida Keys to the Mexican border, by way of the Everglades, the treacherous "jungle woods," genteel southern homesteads, the Cajun marshlands, and Texas's coastal cattle country. It's a riveting encounter with hardy, resourceful, colorful - and ...


The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014

Continuing a three-decade tradition, The State of the Parties 7 th edition brings together leading experts to evaluate change and continuity in American electoral politics. Political parties in America have never been more contentious and divided than they are right now. Even splits within the parties themselves have the power to elevate relatively unknown candidates to power and topple established incumbents. With sections devoted to ...


Bruce Conner: 2000 BC-Part 2

Walker Art Center, 1999

Bruce Conner (1933-2008) first came to prominence in the late 1950s as a leader of the assemblage movement in California. Conner had close ties with poets of the San Francisco Renaissance (particularly Michael McClure) as well as with artists such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, Jess and Jay DeFeo. Conner's use of nylon stockings in his assemblages quickly won him notoriety, and saw his work included in Peter Selz's classic 1961 Art of ...


The Road Unseen
Peter Jenkins, Barbara Jenkins

Thomas Nelson Inc, 1985

A decade ago, Peter and Barbara Jenkins set out on the back roads in search of the American dream. Here is the culmination of that quest -- a heartwarming adventure of inspiration and hope, an exhausting test that pushed them to the edge of their physical and spiritual endurance, and became the crucible of a powerful faith in God.


Industrial and Process Furnaces, Second Edition: Principles, Design and Operation
Barrie Jenkins, Peter Mullinger

Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013

Furnaces sit at the core of all branches of manufacture and industry, so it is vital that these are designed and operated safely and effi-ciently. This reference provides all of the furnace theory needed to ensure that this can be executed successfully on an industrial scale. Industrial and Process Furnaces: Principles, 2nd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of furnace operation and design, including topics essential for ...



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