Sociologists often study exotic cultures by immersing themselves in an environment until they become accepted as insiders. In this fascinating account by acclaimed researcher William A. Corsaro, a scientist "goes native" to study the secret world of children. Here, for the first time, are the children themselves, heard through an expert who knows that the only way to truly understand them is by becoming a member of their community. That's just what Corsaro did when he traded in his adult perspective for a seat in the sandbox alongside groups of preschoolers. Corsaro's journey of discovery is as fascinating as it is revealing. Living among and gaining the acceptance of children, he gradually comes to understand that a child's world is far more complex than anyone ever suspected. He documents a special culture, unique unto itself, in which children create their own social structures and exert their own influences. At a time when many parents fear that they don't spend enough time with their children, and experts debate the best path to healthy development, seeing childhood through the eyes of a child offers parents and caregivers fresh and compelling insights. Corsaro calls upon all adults to appreciate, embrace, and savor their children's culture. He asks us to take a cue from those we hold so precious and understand that "we're all friends, right?"
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If you think it’s hard to win back the one that got away, try doing it while you’re taking over her family's company. To save the firm his father built, ambitious CEO Hal Mercer has to initiate a hostile takeover of industry giant D'Arville Industries. Owned by the family of the only woman he's ever loved, Kate D'Arville certainly isn’t going to stand by and let him destroy her family's empire. If only she’d have dinner with him, he could make her understand his intentions. If Hal fails, it's his family’s company that's doomed, his employees who'll lose their jobs. He can't let that happen, but Hal isn’t used to having everyone counting on him like this. Problem is, it’s becoming less clear which is more important to him—winning the corporate battle of his life or the heart of the woman he loves.
Report of the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles Against Judge Walter L Nixon Jr Pretrial matters
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge Walter L. Nixon, Jr
*An earlier version of this novel was published under the title A SERPENTINE AFFAIR* The addictive new novel from Tina Seskis, author of One Step Too Far. It had always been the six of us. Since we met at university twenty-five years ago, we'd faced everything together. Break-ups and marriages, motherhood and death. We were closer than sisters; the edges of our lives bled into each other. But that was before the night of the reunion. The night of exposed secrets and jagged accusations. The night when everything changed. And then we were five. Praise for When We Were Friends 'There's a poignant air of nostalgia about the sections set in the women's younger day, and you'll warm to the sharply-drawn characters. Astute and witty.' Sunday Mirror 'Clever, intriguing, chilling - and utterly impossible to put down. Tina Seskis is proving herself to be master of the twist' Grazia 'Six friends, one reunion, one gigantic mess. One of the best books to read this April' Red Online 'A chilling tale of university friends 25 years later . . . the tragic fallout of a summer reunion will make you wish you could read that bit faster' Stylist 'One of the world's leading experts at pulling the wool over readers' eyes until the very end' Sophie Hannah 'This dark whodunit explores just how complex friendships can be' Woman Magazine Praise for Tina Seskis 'Taut, compelling... a storming read' The Bookseller Books of the Year 2013 on One Step Too Far 'One Step Too Far is a genius tale with a twist' Stylist 'A whip-smart thriller that keeps you guessing right up until the final shocking twist' Mirror on One Step Too Far