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Becoming Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1524763152
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Summary: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Becoming Kareem Book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld

Becoming Kareem Book
  • Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0316555339
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Summary: The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with ""coaches"" who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar's life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiring journey. Written especially for young readers, Becoming Kareem chronicles how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar become the icon and legend he is today, both on and off the court.

Creating the Person You're Becoming Book by William G. Covington, Jr.

Creating the Person You're Becoming Book
  • Author : William G. Covington, Jr.
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release Date : 1999-07
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 9781581128192
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Summary: If you're not happy with the person you are you can do something about it. In Creating the Person You're Becoming, you'll discover the options available to you and learn how to change your life for the better. This book is a hands-on approach to discovering the great potential contributions you can make. Learn what your unique gift is. Find out how to use it to bring success to you and other people. Although success principles have been around a long time, not everyone knows how to apply them. This book is filled with exercises that show you how to apply these known principles of success in your own life. Overcome obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Sustain motivation. Improve your effectiveness at work. Enhance your ability to communicate with others.

Becoming Wild Book by Carl Safina

Becoming Wild Book
  • Author : Carl Safina
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1250173345
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Summary: A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 "In this superbly articulate cri de coeur, Safina gives us a new way of looking at the natural world that is radically different."—The Washington Post New York Times bestselling author Carl Safina brings readers close to three non-human cultures—what they do, why they do it, and how life is for them. A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 Some believe that culture is strictly a human phenomenon. But this book reveals cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth’s remaining wild places. It shows how if you’re a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you too come to understand yourself as an individual within a particular community that does things in specific ways, that has traditions. Alongside genes, culture is a second form of inheritance, passed through generations as pools of learned knowledge. As situations change, social learning—culture—allows behaviors to adjust much faster than genes can adapt. Becoming Wild brings readers into intimate proximity with various nonhuman individuals in their free-living communities. It presents a revelatory account of how animals function beyond our usual view. Safina shows that for non-humans and humans alike, culture comprises the answers to the question, “How do we live here?” It unites individuals within a group identity. But cultural groups often seek to avoid, or even be hostile toward, other factions. By showing that this is true across species, Safina illuminates why human cultural tensions remain maddeningly intractable despite the arbitrariness of many of our differences. Becoming Wild takes readers behind the curtain of life on Earth, to witness from a new vantage point the most world-saving of perceptions: how we are all connected.

The Becoming Book by Nora Roberts

The Becoming Book
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1250272718
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Summary: A new epic of love and war among gods and humans, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Awakening. The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged from one another. But some can walk between the two—including Breen Siobhan Kelly. She has just returned to Talamh, with her friend, Marco, who’s dazzled and disoriented by this realm—a place filled with dragons and faeries and mermaids (but no WiFi, to his chagrin). In Talamh, Breen is not the ordinary young schoolteacher he knew her as. Here she is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Marco is welcomed kindly by her people—and by Keegan, leader of the Fey. Keegan has trained Breen as a warrior, and his yearning for her has grown along with his admiration of her strength and skills. But one member of Breen’s bloodline is not there to embrace her. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran, plots to destroy Talamh—and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be.

becoming. Book by Renaada Williams

becoming. Book
  • Author : Renaada Williams
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN Code: 1524862916
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Summary: Everyone understands that life is hard, but self-love and dedication will always be the key. Becoming. is a beautiful debut collection of poetry centering around themes of feminism, sexuality, race, and mental health. Renaada Williams’s 100+ poems are short, personal, emotional tributes to the things that make us different and a celebration of all the things that make us the same. A journey through life, love, and loss, becoming. reminds the reader that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Becoming Salmon Book by Marianne Elisabeth Lien

Becoming Salmon Book
  • Author : Marianne Elisabeth Lien
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 0520961838
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Summary: Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation. Drawing on fieldwork on and off salmon farms, Lien follows farmed Atlantic salmon through contemporary industrial husbandry, exposing how salmon are bred to be hungry, globally mobile, and "alien" in their watersheds of origin. Attentive to both the economic context of industrial food production and the materiality of human-animal relations, this book highlights the fragile and contingent relational practices that constitute salmon aquaculture and the multiple ways of "becoming salmon" that emerge as a result.

Becoming Criminal Book by D. Crewe

Becoming Criminal Book
  • Author : D. Crewe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN Code: 1137307714
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Summary: This book consists of a fundamental deconstruction and reconstruction of the key concepts of Criminology and The Sociology of Law, providing a coherent expression of the relationships between these newly constructed concepts and thus a radically new statement of the relationship between society, crime and the law.

Becoming the Gentleman Book by J. Solinger

Becoming the Gentleman Book
  • Author : J. Solinger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN Code: 0230391842
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Summary: Becoming the Gentleman explains why British citizens in the long eighteenth century were haunted by the question of what it meant to be a gentleman. Supplementing recent work on femininity, Solinger identifies a corpus of texts that address masculinity and challenges the notion of a masculine figure that has been regarded as unchanging.

An Everyone Culture Book by Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey

An Everyone Culture Book
  • Author : Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1625278632
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Summary: A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for—namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential. What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone—not just select “high potentials”—could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth? Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (and their collaborators) have found and studied such companies—Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is to grow. This means going beyond consigning “people development” to high-potential programs, executive coaching, or once-a-year off-sites. It means fashioning an organizational culture in which support of people’s development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s regular operations, daily routines, and conversations. An Everyone Culture dives deep into the worlds of three leading companies that embody this breakthrough approach. It reveals the design principles, concrete practices, and underlying science at the heart of DDOs—from their disciplined approach to giving feedback, to how they use meetings, to the distinctive way that managers and leaders define their roles. The authors then show readers how to build this developmental culture in their own organizations. This book demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy—and that the key to success is developing everyone.

The Becoming Book by Chetana A.

The Becoming Book
  • Author : Chetana A.
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-21
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN Code: 1648929745
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Summary: The Becoming is a unique memoir of an Indian girl who grew up to become a psychologist, expressed in the form of poetry that spans almost seventeen years. It narrates the metamorphosis of all the catalytic cameos a woman plays; a daughter, friend, sister, wife, mother and most of all a human being seeking to find meaning, worth, and purpose to make sense of her circumstances and experiences. A transformational journey that carries within it the hope of individuation. Categorized based on Carl Jung’s twelve archetypes like ‘The Rebel’, ‘The Philosopher’, ‘The Lover’, ‘The Altruist’ the poems reflect different moods and dispositions to give deep personal insights into human thought, feeling, and behaviour. The choice of artwork comprising of various artists has a personal appeal to the author. The theme surfs on emotions tilted towards constructive resilience and the peregrination of healing and coping. The author shares life’s incongruencies and analogies empathetically to allow the reader to reflect on various realms of consciousness and alchemize their own versions of Being.

Becoming Book by Deldon Anne McNeely

Becoming Book
  • Author : Deldon Anne McNeely
  • Publisher : Fisher King Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Category: Individuation (Psychology)
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN Code: 1926715128
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Summary: 'Becoming: An Introduction to Jung's Concept of Individuation' explores the ideas of Carl Gustav Jung. His idea of a process called individuation has sustained Deldon Anne McNeely's dedication to a lifelong work of psychoanalysis, which unfortunately has been dismissed by the current trends in psychology and psychiatry. Psychotherapists know the value of Jung's approach through clinical results, that is, watching people enlarge their consciousness and change their attitudes and behavior, transforming their suffering into psychological well-being. However, psychology's fascination with behavioral techniques, made necessary by financial concerns and promoted by insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, has changed the nature of psychotherapy and has attempted to dismiss the wisdom of Jung and other pioneers of the territory of the unconscious mind. For a combination of unfortunate circumstances, many of the younger generation, including college and medical students, are deprived of fully understanding their own minds. Those with a scientific bent are sometimes turned away from self-reflection by the suggestion that unconscious processes are metaphysical mumbo-jumbo. Superficial assessments of Jung have led to the incorrect conclusion that one must be a spiritual seeker, or religious, in order to follow Jung's ideas about personality. 'Becoming' is an offering to correct these misperceptions. Many university professors are not allowed to teach Jungian psychology. Secular humanism and positivism have shaped the academic worldview; therefore, investigation into the unknown or unfamiliar dimensions of human experience is not valued. But this attitude contrasts with the positive reputation Jung enjoys among therapists, artists of all types, and philosophers. Those without resistance to the unconscious because of their creativity, open-mindedness, or personal disposition are more likely to receive Jung's explorations without prejudice or ideological resistance. There is a lively conversation going on about Jung's ideas in journals and conferences among diverse groups of thinkers which does not reach mainstream psychology. 'Becoming' is for those whose minds are receptive to the unknown, and to help some of us to think-more with respect than dread-of the possibility that we act unconsciously.

Becoming America's Playground Book by Larry D. Gragg

Becoming America's Playground Book
  • Author : Larry D. Gragg
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-29
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN Code: 0806165537
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Summary: In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Becoming a Person of Influence Book by John C. Maxwell,Jim Dornan

Becoming a Person of Influence Book
  • Author : John C. Maxwell,Jim Dornan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 1997-07-25
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1418508314
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Summary: America's leadership expert teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with Maxwell's simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts!

Becoming Beyoncé Book by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Becoming Beyoncé Book
  • Author : J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1455590347
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Summary: A Billboard Must-Read Fall 2015 Music Book The first comprehensive biography ever published about America's favorite living pop icon, Beyoncé, from New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number one record with Destiny's Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé's successful solo career, catapulting her, as of 2014, to #1 on Forbes annual list of most wealthy celebrities--the same year she made the cover of Time. BECOMING BEYONCÉ is not only the story of struggle, sacrifice, and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat record industry, it's the story of the great rewards of such success and the devastating toll it often takes on the human spirit.

Love, Money, and HIV Book by Sanyu A. Mojola

Love, Money, and HIV Book
  • Author : Sanyu A. Mojola
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-10
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN Code: 0520958500
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Summary: How do modern women in developing countries experience sexuality and love? Drawing on a rich array of interview, ethnographic, and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu A. Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV infection compared to young African men, navigate their relationships, schooling, employment, and finances in the context of economic inequality and a devastating HIV epidemic. Writing from a unique outsider-insider perspective, Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into "consuming women" lies at the heart of women’s coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa.

Becoming a History Teacher Book by Ruth Sandwell,Amy von Heyking

Becoming a History Teacher Book
  • Author : Ruth Sandwell,Amy von Heyking
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-17
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 1442619252
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Summary: A revolution in history education is propelling historical thinking and knowing to the forefront of history and social studies education in North America and beyond. Teachers, teacher education programs, schools, and ministries of education across Canada are all among those embracing the idea that knowing history means knowing how to think historically. Becoming a History Teacher is a collection of thoughtful essays by history teachers, historians, and teacher educators on how to prepare student teachers to think historically and to teach historical thinking. Covering the teacher’s experience before, during, and after formal certification, Becoming a History Teacher contains a wide range of resources for teachers and educators, including information on the latest research in history education and examples of successful history teaching activities.

Cybercrime Book by H. Thomas Milhorn

Cybercrime Book
  • Author : H. Thomas Milhorn
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN Code: 1581129548
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Summary: "Cybercrime: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim" is a nuts and bolts, how-to guide for the typical home-computer user. It addresses the various crimes being committed via the Internet and gives instructions on how to avoid becoming a victim of each. The chapters dealing with individual cybercrimes are laid out in a format consisting of a discussion of the basics of the crime, followed by real-life examples of the particular crime, and then things computer users can do to avoid becoming a victim of the crime. Also included in the book is a chapter on the role of organized crime in Internet fraud and another chapter on Internet hoaxes. In addition, an appendix gives information on where to report various cybercrimes and another appendix gives definitions of cybercrime terms. To illustrate specific crimes, over 200 actual case reports are used.

Becoming Muhammad Ali Book by James Patterson,Kwame Alexander

Becoming Muhammad Ali Book
  • Author : James Patterson,Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Jimmy Patterson
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0316498181
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Summary: From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit." --School Library Journal (starred review) Five starred reviews! Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.