This book concerns 88 families and their 157 children who coped with the
terminal illness and, ultimately, the death of a parent. It presents a qualitative
analysis which complements the quantitative findings reviewed in Chapter 2 of
how the families and children responded to these events during the 6 months
preceding and the 14 months after the patient died. Five developmentally separable
age groups emerged from the data, and the groupings clarified the many
ways in which children’s development shaped their responses.
Pigeons are scavengers (not fed any supplementary feed) in most countries, living on the roofs
of houses and treated as “pets” that do not need to be fed. They appear to prefer homestead
compounds to fields. In some countries, they are eaten only for ritual purposes. They normally
lay two eggs in a clutch, and the young birds (squabs) hatch after 16 to 17 days. The growing
squabs are fed by their mothers on crop milk, produced in the mother’s crop (first stomach).
This enables young squabs to grow very rapidly. They reach maturity in three to five...
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Next to the exhortation at the beginning of Moby-Dick, "Call me Ishmael," the first sentence of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice must be among the most quoted in literature. And certainly what Melville did for whaling Austen does for marriage--tracing the intricacies (not to mention the economics) of 19th-century British mating rituals with a sure hand and an unblinking eye. As usual, Austen trains her sights on a country village and a few families--in this case, the...
Ithink that millions of people across America are intrigued by football —
all types and levels of it. These people may have friends or family who
have made the football season a ritual, from the last weekend in August,
through the college bowl games in December, until Super Bowl Sunday at the
start of February. To be a part of that experience, you need to have a working
knowledge of the game.
In my mind, this book serves to give you that knowledge and to help you
better facilitate interaction with your friends, family, or whoever you watch
About Burks: Arthur J. Burks (September 13, 1898 – 1974) was an American writer and a Marine colonel. Burks was born to a farming family in Waterville, Washington. He married Blanche Fidelia Lane on March 23, 1918 in Sacramento, California and was the father of four children: Phillip Charles, Wasle Carmen, Arline Mary and Gladys Lura. He served in the United States Marine Corps in World War I, and began writing in 1920. After being stationed in the Caribbean and inspired by the native voodoo rituals, Burks began to write stories of the supernatural that he sold to the magazine...