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Call number: RC 569 .B75 2007
The Bridge is an intense viewing experience, a documentary that addresses death with a candidness rare in any forum. It is far more respectful and nuanced than the shocking premise sounds, a moving thoughtful sympathetic rumination on the vagaries of mental illness. It opens and repeatedly returns to footage taken of the Golden Gate Bridge, showing it throughout the day, in different weather, following random pedestrians, before lingering on someone who looks like they’ll jump. The effect is to lull the viewer into a meditative state about his or her own mortality. However, director Eric Steel is walking a very precarious line with his repeated use of footage of people committing suicide, running the risk of exploiting the deaths for voyeuristic thrills.
This filmmaker’s dilemma is never discussed, instead focusing on the jumpers and their life story. But how to cover such a private moment in a public place seems like it should be addressed, especially since the audience is a participant as a silent viewer. Overall Steel’s approach is respectful without being timid. There are a few instances where awkward devices are used, particularly when needlessly manipulative pop ballad cues are introduced and when the film plays a cruel game of “will they or won’t they” with the audience in cutting from person to person. Anyway, a few mistakes can be forgiven when dealing with such a difficult subject, and The Bridge’s accomplishments are far more profound than its minor faults. ~ Michael Buening, Rovi
Tracking number: 1218 GE
Operations Level, Technician Level & Command Level training for hazardous materials incidents, as required by OSHA’s Hazwoper law and NFPA 472. Based on the highly-regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, this series is a valuable resource for fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams and other emergency responders who may deal with unplanned hazardous materials leaks, spills or fire during the course of their work. For the list of videos included in the series click here.
Call number: PN6081.5 .Q65 2011 (reference, doesn’t circulate)
The Quotable Woman, Revised Edition gathers more than 18,000 great quotations from thousands of women throughout history, beginning with Eve and continuing to the present day. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is a treasure trove of both familiar and unexpected quotations on nearly every subject imaginable, including friendship, love, politics, religion, education, the arts, and women’s role in society. Contributors are presented in chronological order by the year of their birth, then alphabetically within each year. Indexes allow readers to find quotations by subject and contributors by name, occupation/profession, and nationality/ethnicity.
This updated and expanded edition features:
- More than 4,000 additional quotations
- More than 1,350 new contributors
- Many more quotations from women in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
(From Google Books)
Call number: HV6626.2 .B25 2012
Moving beyond the narrow clinical perspective sometimes applied to viewing the emotional and developmental risks to battered children, The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, Second Edition offers a view that takes into account the complex ways in which a batterer’s abusive and controlling behaviors are woven into the fabric of daily life. This book is a guide for therapists, child protective workers, family and juvenile court personnel, and other human service providers in addressing the complex impact that batterers-specifically, male batterers of a domestic partner when there are children in the household-have on family functioning. In addition to providing an understanding of batterers as parents and family members, the book also supplies clearly delineated approaches to such practice issues as assessing risk to children (including perpetrating incest), parenting issues in child custody and visitation evaluation, and impact on children’s therapeutic process and family functioning in child protective practice. (From Google Books)
Call number: HM742 .B76 2012
Every week, millions more people sign up for Google+: Suddenly, it’s today’s hottest new social network. Google+ for Business reveals why Google+ offers business opportunities available nowhere else–and helps you grab those opportunities now, before your competitors do. Top social media professional speaker and business advisor Chris Brogan shows how to get great results fast, without wasting time–and without wasting a dime. Brogan guides you through using Google+ for promotion, customer service, community building, referrals, collaboration, and a whole lot more. You won’t just master innovative new tools like Circles and Hangouts: You’ll use them to generate more customers and more cash!
- Make the right first moves after you’ve signed up for Google+
- Take advantage of links between Google+ and Google search
- Define the best Google+ strategy and tactics for your business
- Create a business page that attracts new paying customers
- Integrate Google+ into your current online/digital strategies
- Learn how your customers are using Google+–and give them what they’re looking for
- Use Circles to organize your contacts and interactions more effectively
- Create Google+ posts that draw attention and spark conversations
- Master warm selling on Google+
- Build a simple, low-cost content strategy around Google+
- Grow your audience and share others’ valuable content
- Discover new ways to derive even more value from Google+
(From Google Books)
Call number: HF5548.32 .C472 2007
This book provides the most versatile introduction to e-business and e-commerce available. It is understandable by MBA, Masters and undergraduate students alike. It targets students who struggle with technology and converts them into people who aspire to work in the industry’ Ben Clegg Aston Business School ‘I strongly recommENDE-Business and E-Commerce Management to my students. It covers a wide range of e-business applications, offers a valuable selection of real-world cases and provides a bank of online resources that really help students to get the most from their course.’ Jenny Backhouse University of New South Wales, Australia ‘This is by far the best coverage on the subject and the companion website is unparalleled.’ Marc Macaluso Purdue University Calumet, USA Stay ahead! In today’s fast-paced world of continuous technological development and change you need to know the latest thinking on best practice for e-business.
In the third EDITION of E-Business and E-Commerce Management, leading AUTHORity Dave Chaffey brings the most up-to-date academic thinking and professional practice together in one place. This bestselling text covers all aspects of e-business focusing on sales and marketing, as well as detailing procurement, supply chains, and the legal and security considerations. It has a range of features to help you learn effectively including margin definitions, international case studies, activities and web links. Here are just a few reasons why you should read E-Business and E-commerce Management: Learn from in-DEPTH cases on global organisations such as Amazon, the BBC and eBay, on regional companies such as Tesco.com and dabs.com, and on start-ups such as Northwest Supplies and Zopa.com Get the latest on new e-business technologies and ‘Web 2.0’ applications including blogging, Really Simple Syndication (RSS), instant messaging, podcasting, digital TV and mobile marketing Understand the challenges of security in the face of hacking, viruses, SPAM, identity theft, and the legal constraints on data protection, privacy and accessibility Keep up with cutting-edge e-marketing and E-CRM techniques, such as affiliate, search engine and viral marketing, and the use of ‘customer personas’ and value analysis Learn a structured approach to plan and implement, assess and improve e-business strategy for different types of organisation. Developed for students studying e-business and e-commerce at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and also used by many business managers, E-Business and E-Commerce Management is the essential text to keep pace with technology, strategy and implementation. Dave Chaffey (www.davechaffey.com) is an e-business consultant and visiting lecturer on e-business courses at Warwick University and Cranfield School of Management. (From Google Books)