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Everyone knows the battles of the Civil War, with their generals and their soldiers. But few people living today know the story of Mary “Mother” Bickerdyke, a hero in her time. Mother: The Life of Mary Bickerdyke is the story of a woman who revolutionized the healing process. Mary travelled the width and breadth of America, working in hospitals, asylums, prisons, missions, houses of the poor…and at many a battlefield. She is most often recognized for her work during the American Civil War, but her loving toil occurred throughout her long life. Mary helped soldiers and generals, paupers and farmers, orphans and amputees. She loved her country and its people, and gave up a life of ease to care for others. As Mary Livermore once wrote, the good woman “lived a grand, good life, packed with noble deeds wrought for others.” Now, her astounding history has been captured for the modern reader in Mother: The Life of Mary Bickerdyke.
“I’ve done complicated. It’s complicated.” Residential and commercial buildings account for 17% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, that figure is roughly 29%. Net Zero homes, which produce at least as much energy as they consume, will play a key role in the current global climate crisis by drastically reducing energy consumption in the housing sector. Doug Tarry is a leading international authority on Net Zero homes. His company, Doug Tarry Homes Limited, has certified more Net Zero / Net Zero Ready homes (over 500 and counting) than any other builder in Canada. The title of Doug’s book, “From Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge: A Builders Guide to Net Zero Homes”, refers to his complicated and sometimes painful journey to Net Zero. Throughout the book, Doug offers his first-hand experience on what has worked and what hasn’t in building Net Zero homes, along with expert advice from some of the industry’s leading builders, building scientists and energy consultants. Much has been written about the technical details of building high-performance homes – the “what”. This book goes further and deals with the “why” and the “how”, discussing topics such as holistic design, embodied carbon, the Four Principals of Modern Design, the 100-year home, and climate resiliency. Written in plain language and infused with humor and storytelling, this book is a must-read for builders, renovators, architects, municipal officials, industry stakeholders and home buyers - anyone interested in the future of home building. It will help builders and their teams get to Net Zero in less time, with far less cost and pain.
Are you ready to unlock the secrets to greater profitability and take your business to new heights? Real estate entrepreneur, Peter Mueller shares his game-changing secrets to turn your sales-driven business into a thriving, profit-driven one in The 9 Levels to Greater Profitability: How I Tripled Net Profit in 12 Months. Discover Peter’s groundbreaking Profitability Business Model. With nine solution-oriented levels, he unveils the secrets that helped him triple net profits in just one year. From cultivating a profitability mindset to making strategic investments in the right people, each level is a vital step towards unlocking your business’s full potential. Avoid the Pitfalls and Embrace Success Peter’s vast experience in the real estate industry will help you sidestep common pitfalls that hinder profitability. His straightforward approach shatters the misconception that solutions come solely from working harder and driving more volume. Instead, learn the art of generating greater returns on your volume and initiate a paradigm shift in your business operations. Your Profitability Journey Starts Here The 9 Levels to Greater Profitability: How I Tripled Net Profit in 12 Months is your roadmap to transformative success. Whether you’re a real estate broker or a business owner in any industry, Peter Mueller’s expert guidance will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to elevate your profits, revolutionize your business, and steer you toward a brighter future.
A grandfather and his grandchild find a plant growing in an unlikely place. How did this plant flourish in such a strange location? Encouraging his grandchild’s curiosity, the grandfather shows that when faced with a challenge, nature, from the smallest plant to the largest animal, perseveres and finds a way to achieve its goals. Nature’s Surprises is a remarkable intergenerational story with dramatic illustrations. This story demonstrates resilience displayed in nature, including in humans. By being curious and asking questions, children learn perseverance and determination.
Oncle Jean est à l'hôpital parce qu'il est malade. Mais il ne fait pas de fièvre et n'a ni mal au ventre, ni le nez qui coule. Alors... quel genre de maladie a oncle Jean ? Dans cette conversation affectueuse entre une mère et son fils, l'enfant essaie de comprendre la maladie invisible de son oncle. Sa mère lui explique comment le trouble bipolaire d'oncle Jean affecte son comportement, que cela ne fait pas de lui une personne dont on doit avoir peur, et comment leur famille peut continuer à l'aimer et à le soutenir. Quel genre de maladie a oncle Jean ? montre comment parler aux jeunes enfants des troubles psychiatriques afin qu'ils puissent grandir en étant plus à l'aise à soutenir leurs proches souffrant de problèmes de santé mentale.
Growing up in Sask. The trails and times of the time spent learning the "ropes" of life. Travelling to France and Africa and starting to play music for money. At this point I travelled back to Toronto, Canada, and worked as a songwriter until I returned to Sask.