February 12, 2017

Sciencia: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All (Wooden Books)


From basic mathematical and physical formulas that govern much of our world to the components of matter; from the structure of the cosmos to that of the human body-the discoveries of scientists over the last millennium have been remarkable.

Sciencia gathers together Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae, Q.E.D, Essential Elements, Evolution, The Human Body, and The Compact Cosmos, six elegant and insightful short volumes spanning the realms of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy, offering invaluable information to today's readers. Lavishly illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, and original drawings and diagrams, Sciencia will inspire readers of all ages to take an interest in the interconnected knowledge of the modern sciences.

Beautifully produced in thirteen different colors of ink, Sciencia is an essential reference and an elegant gift.

February 12, 2017

Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities

Today’s nursing students feel immense pressure. K-12 programs often have taught students to be test-oriented, and when successful high school students enter a nursing program, they often quickly learn that the stakes are different and how students “used to study” no longer applies. Today’s nursing students are excited for their future career, but it seems far off compared to the immediate need to pass the NCLEX. As programs across the nation are struggling to secure clinical time and students’ access to patients is more limited, sometimes they struggle to understand the real-world perspective. It is not uncommon for a new nurse today, fully immersed in today’s complex healthcare landscape, to often report that she or he “did not know what to expect.”
Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges & Opportunities features contemporary and enduring issues in professional nursing. Designed to be used in both pre- and post-licensure nursing programs, the text has an undiluted focus on professional issues in nursing and includes many timely workplace issues, workforce issues, legal and ethical issues, nursing education, and issues related to professional power and furthering the nursing profession. Unlike other “issues and trends” textbooks that cover everything from nursing research to nursing theory, this text is devoted to the “hot topics” of the time which allows students to begin to prepare for the realities of nursing practice.
Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and an overview of the professional issues being discussed. Multiple perspectives on each issue are then identified in an effort to reflect the diversity of thought found in the literature as well as espoused by experts in the field and varied professional nursing and health care organizations. Discussion Points encourage readers to pause and reflect on specific questions. These questions can be completed by students independently or used as group work in class. The “Consider This” features also encourages active learning, critical thinking, and values clarification by the users. In addition, at least one research study is profiled in every chapter in “Research Study Fuels the Controversy,” an effort to promote evidence-based analysis of the issue. Each chapter concludes with Conclusions about the issues discussed, questions for additional discussion, and a comprehensive and current reference list. Each chapter also includes multiple displays, boxes, and tables to allow for a good reading experience and to help the user visualize important concepts.
Some of the new “hot topics” that this edition focuses on are the use of social media in nursing, teaching clinical reasoning, MOOCs and virtual learning spaces, and academic integrity in nursing education.  New or updated content has been added throughout the book to reflect cutting-edge trends in health care and nursing education, including an ever-increasing demand for quality and safety in the workplace for patients as well as workers; workforce projections and changing population demographics;  the impact of health care reform; the IOM recommendations put forth in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; changing nursing education paradigms and increasingly virtual learning environments; and the challenges and opportunities, while providing nursing care and nursing education in an increasingly global, rapidly changing, technology-driven world.

February 12, 2017

Honeycomb Valley Bears: The Complete Series (BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance, Book 1-5)

Enjoy all 5 Honeycomb Valley Bears books in this bundle.
Each full length novella is a standalone. No cliffhangers!
Always FREE with the Kindle Unlimited.

HONEYCOMB VALLEY has been a sanctuary for bear shifters for centuries, though they hid their secret well. It isn’t until they’re secret is discovered through a daring act of kindness by one of the bear shifters to save a young girl’s life (Book 3: Too Hot to Bear) that the existence of bear shifters is revealed to the entire world. Then, everything changes. Old rules are tested—and broken. Rules designed to keep shifters with their own kind—even when it means turning their back on their fated mate—no longer matter, especially not after their clan leader, Alex Savage, finds his fated mate in the dangerous curves of a human, Livia Palmer (Book 1: Too Hard to Bear). But, old believes are hard to overcome, and the growing fears of humans are threatening to destroy all that has been loved and protected by the Honeycomb Valley bears.

Come on this journey and learn what it is to be loved by a fated mate. Learn what it is to be loved by a Honeycomb Valley bear.

BOOK 1: TOO HARD TO BEAR — Honeycomb Valley’s clan leader, billionaire Alex Savage, is faced with breaking his own rules when he meets his fated mate—a human. Self-made millionaire, Livia Palmer's voluptuous curves are undeniable to his bear, and the beast threatens to take control of Alex’s senses in order to get what he wants. His fated mate.

BOOK 2: TOO SEXY TO BEAR — After burning down her previous employer’s restaurant and told she’d never cook again, Thea goes home to take over her best friend’s family restaurant in Honeycomb Valley. There, life changes more than she ever expected when she’s reunited with the man who told her he loved her—and then broke her heart by pretending she didn’t exist. But, maybe Honeycomb Valley will provide her with more than just a second chance at rekindling her career as a chef. Maybe her heart’s greatest love, Ewan, will get his second chance, too.

BOOK 3: TOO HOT TO BEAR — Sweet, beautiful Nora needs a second chance at life. Her life ceased to exist the day her parents were savagely killed…and the world learned that werebears exist. Now, even though the world’s moving on, she’s stuck in that day. Her memories keep her there, haunting her, and the man who turned his back on her and her family haunts her, too. Nora will never be free to move forward until she goes back to Honeycomb Valley. She will never be free until she’s able to face Miles—the man who destroyed her life but saved her too.

BOOK 4: TOO PROUD TO BEAR — Tall, smooth talking, ex-marine James Cooper doesn’t need a second chance. To hell with second chances. He gave up on love when the one girl who mattered most to him ran off without even saying goodbye. Years of searching finally ended when he saw a picture of her with her new baby — some other man’s baby. But, when the curvaceous, beautiful, now-doctor, Natalie Addington, moves back to Honeycomb Valley, all bets are off. James wants her back, and he wants to be a part of her son’s life, too. But, there are secrets layered on top of secrets, and the life of an innocent is at stake… the life of a boy he never knew was his own.

BOOK 5: TOO SHY TO BEAR — Clumsy yet charming, strongman Gus MacDonald is a big guy—even among werebears. The love of his life—beautiful, charming and very human, Felicia Cole—is only 5’2, and Gus feels like an awkward oaf every time he gets near her. Making things worse, Gus has always had to keep his distance from her no matter how much he's loved her, but the rules have changed. At last, Gus can make Felicia his—but he has to do it soon because the beautiful Felicia is leaving Honeycomb Valley forever. Gus has got one last chance to get things right, and the kissing booth at Honeycomb Valley’s County Fair is the perfect place to finally step up and claim what’s his.

February 12, 2017

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

From free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T:

Play is essential for development and well-being.
Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass."
Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side.
Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others.
No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment.
Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!)

With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.