Turning Point

Turning Point
Author: Darrell M. West,John R. Allen
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780815738602
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Artificial Intelligence is here, today. How can society make the best use of it? Until recently, “artificial intelligence” sounded like something out of science fiction. But the technology of artificial intelligence, AI, is becoming increasingly common, from self-driving cars to e-commerce algorithms that seem to know what you want to buy before you do. Throughout the economy and many aspects of daily life, artificial intelligence has become the transformative technology of our time. Despite its current and potential benefits, AI is little understood by the larger public and widely feared. The rapid growth of artificial intelligence has given rise to concerns that hidden technology will create a dystopian world of increased income inequality, a total lack of privacy, and perhaps a broad threat to humanity itself. In their compelling and readable book, two experts at Brookings discuss both the opportunities and risks posed by artificial intelligence—and how near-term policy decisions could determine whether the technology leads to utopia or dystopia. Drawing on in-depth studies of major uses of AI, the authors detail how the technology actually works. They outline a policy and governance blueprint for gaining the benefits of artificial intelligence while minimizing its potential downsides. The book offers major recommendations for actions that governments, businesses, and individuals can take to promote trustworthy and responsible artificial intelligence. Their recommendations include: creation of ethical principles, strengthening government oversight, defining corporate culpability, establishment of advisory boards at federal agencies, using third-party audits to reduce biases inherent in algorithms, tightening personal privacy requirements, using insurance to mitigate exposure to AI risks, broadening decision-making about AI uses and procedures, penalizing malicious uses of new technologies, and taking pro-active steps to address how artificial intelligence affects the workforce. Turning Point is essential reading for anyone concerned about how artificial intelligence works and what can be done to ensure its benefits outweigh its harm.

Cirque Du Freak

Cirque Du Freak
Author: Darren Shan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780006754169
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Release: 2000
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world.

Turning Point

Turning Point
Author: Danielle Steel
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780399179372
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Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Dell
Language: en

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Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie's popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever. These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before--with consequences that will last a lifetime.

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World
Author: Dr. David Jeremiah
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780785250944
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Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David Jeremiah updates his classic book, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, offering biblically based, practical instruction for living a confident life in a world filled with chaos and crisis. “Let not your heart be troubled . . .” Confidence can be hard to come by these days. People are losing their jobs, their houses, and their life savings at an unprecedented rate. Violence, natural disasters, and moral depravity seem to be skyrocketing. In the midst of all this chaos, we need to know . . . what on earth should we do now? David Jeremiah brings a message of hope and confidence from the priceless counsel of the Word of God. He answers our most urgent questions, including: How can we weather this storm with a calm heart? What does it truly mean to “wait on the Lord”? What is Jesus saying to our chaotic world today? How on earth did we get into this mess? Can we take a broken world and rebuild it into something fruitful? Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World shows us all that with the power and love of Almighty God, we can live with confidence in this age of turmoil.

Turning Pointe

Turning Pointe
Author: Chloe Angyal
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1645036707
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reckoning with one of our most beloved art forms, whose past and present are shaped by gender, racial, and class inequities -- and a look inside the fight for its future. Every day, in dance studios all across America, millions of little girls line up at the barre and take ballet class. Their time in the studio shapes their lives, instilling lessons about gender, power, the value of their bodies and minds, and their place in the world both in and outside of dance. In Turning Pointe, journalist Chloe Angyal captures the intense love for ballet that so many dancers feel, while also grappling with its devastating shortcomings: the power imbalance of an art form performed mostly by women, but dominated by male choreographers and ballet masters, the impossible standards of beauty and thinness, and the racism that keeps so many people out of ballet. A new generation of dancers is confronting these issues head on. If ballet is going to survive the 21st century and forge a path into a more socially just future, this reckoning is essential.

Turning Point

Turning Point
Author: Paula Chase
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062965684
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When being yourself isn't good enough, who should you be? Told in dual perspectives, this provocative and timely novel for middle-school readers by Paula Chase, the acclaimed author of So Done and Dough Boys, will resonate with fans of Jason Reynolds, Rebecca Stead, and Renée Watson. Best friends Rasheeda and Monique are both good girls. For Sheeda, that means keeping her friends close and following her deeply religious and strict aunt’s every rule. For Mo, that means not making waves in the prestigious and mostly White ballet intensive she’s been accepted to. But what happens when Sheeda catches the eye of Mo’s older brother, and the invisible racial barriers to Mo’s success as a ballerina turn out to be not so invisible? What happens when you discover that being yourself isn’t good enough? How do you fight back? Paula Chase explores the complex and emotional issues that affect many young teens in this novel set in the same neighborhood as her acclaimed So Done and Dough Boys. Friendship, family, finding yourself, and standing your ground are the themes of this universal story that is perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Rebecca Stead, and Renée Watson.

The Turning Point A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking twist

The Turning Point  A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking twist
Author: Freya North
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780007326730
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Release: 2015-06-04
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘If you cried at Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You, get your hankies ready.’ Booklist

The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession

The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession
Author: Field Rickards,John Hattie,Catherine Reid
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781000220346
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Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revolution is happening in education, with leaders and teachers now asked to focus on learning, to develop collaborative teams to impact on students, to use and raise professional standards, and to identify and esteem expertise in our profession. With new demands relating to technological advances, changing demographics, internationalism, and the inclusion of ‘twenty-first-century skills,’ there is pressure on schools to deliver greater and deeper success with more students. The Turning Point aims to present the factors needed to affect real change for school systems, in classrooms, and in the teaching profession by: Arguing for the establishment of teaching as a true 'profession' alongside areas such as medicine or law. Identifying the expertise fundamental to the meeting demands of schools. Elaborating on evaluative thinking and clinical practice as the basis of this new profession. Outlining core levers of change to show how teachers can have profound impacts on educational, medical, and social dimensions of students. This book is essential reading for teachers, school leaders, education policymakers, teacher candidates, and teacher educators. Those working in affiliated professions, such as adolescent psychologists and health workers, will also find aspects of the book relevant to their work.

Turning Point

Turning Point
Author: Robert L. Morgan, III
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781600340024
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Release: 2006-06
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point
Author: Judith Lennox
Pages: 565
ISBN: 0755384105
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Release: 2013-04-25
Editor: Review
Language: en

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A gripping novel of passion, intrigue and ambition, set against the backdrop of 1950s Britain in the popular tradition of Kate Morton. Cambridge, 1952. When Ellen Kingsley embarks upon an exciting career in scientific research she soon finds herself caught in a bitter world of rivalry and ambition. Resisting the advances of charismatic Mark Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success, she moves to London and falls in love with dashing Alec Hunter. Then a chance encounter introduces Pharaoh to Ellen's old school friend, the captivating India Mayhew, and they embark upon a passionate love affair that leaves destruction in its wake. And amid a web of deceit and desire, long-held secrets will be revealed with far-reaching consequences...

Angels

Angels
Author: Dr. David Jeremiah
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307831293
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Release: 2013-10-16
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The remarkable truth about angels, the agents of Heaven, unveiled through Scripture—from the New York Times best-selling author of Everything You Need “Outstanding! As one would expect from David Jeremiah, this book reflects a theologian’s concern, a pastor’s heart, and a Biblicist’s accuracy.”—Dr. Bruce Wilkinson People have long been fascinated by stories of angel sightings, yet many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth rather than solid, biblical truth. As he’s done so brilliantly for decades, respected Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point Ministries uses Scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven and their role in our world and our lives. What are angels? What is their role in God’s plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight about our work and our worship? In this broad and thorough survey of Scripture, Dr. Jeremiah clearly and simply separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. His enlightening findings are supported with illustrations and insights from prominent teachers, such as Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, C. S. Lewis, and more. Dr. Jeremiah’s down-to-earth style guides readers around the hype about angels and directly into everything you need to know about the “substance of things unseen!”

A Turning Point for Europe

A Turning Point for Europe
Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger,Pope Benedict XVI
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781586173494
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cardinal Ratzinger addresses the challenges and responsibilities that both the Church and society in Europe face after the collapse of Marxism. Both liberalism and Marxism have denied religion the right to have any influence on public affairs and the common future of humanity. Since there is also a great spiritual emptiness growing in the West with the increased secularization, consumerism and hedonism, Ratzinger's comments apply as much, if not more, to the United States as well. With the downfall of Marxism, religion has been discovered anew as an ineradicable force for both the individual and society. While there is renewed interest in religion, the dangers also exist to lay hold of religion as an instrument to serve various political ideas. Ratzinger, whose theological work has often dealt with the "reasons for our faith:' reflects upon the various problems facing humanity at this turning point of our history and offers genuine hope based upon a deep Christian faith. He also addressed the critical role that the Church has in relationship to the world and the essential task of bringing Christ back into our culture. "In the present situation it is an absolute obligation for the theologian and for the pastor of the Church to enter the disputation about the correct understanding of the present time, and to both clarify faith's own proper sphere and to do justice to the share of responsibility that lies on him at this hour.-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Resilience from the Heart

Resilience from the Heart
Author: Gregg Braden
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781401929268
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Release: 2015
Editor: Hay House UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A previous edition of this book was published in hardcover under the title The turning point: creating resilience in a time of extremes"--Title page verso.

Alzheimer s Turning Point

Alzheimer   s Turning Point
Author: Jack C. de la Torre
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9783319340579
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Release: 2016-06-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This compelling text provides an overview of the available technology for early detection and therapeutic management of vascular risk factors to Alzheimer’s before severe cognitive impairment symptoms appear. Chapters bring the reader from the trackless clinical research that has characterized Alzheimer’s progress for the last 20 years, to a nexus of new ideas and concepts that can change our outlook of this dementia. In-depth examinations of various hypotheses, preventive measures, current and prospective treatments are openly and clearly explored. The author discusses in depth his proposal of the vascular hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease which has become a mother-lode for basic and clinical studies and a key approach to the prevention of this dementia.Alzheimer’s Turning Point offers professionals, students and those looking to learn more about this disorder a fresh clinical perspective of this devastating disease.

The Turning Point

The Turning Point
Author: Fritjof Capra
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780553345728
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Release: 1983
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts... To describe this world appropriately, we need an ecological perspective that the Cartesian world view does not offer." (Preface 15,16).

Great Turning Point

Great Turning Point
Author: Dr. Terry Mortenson
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781614582267
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Release: 2004-08-01
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many people in the Church today have the idea that “young-earth” creationism is a fairly recent invention, popularized by fundamentalist Christians in the mid-20th century. Is this view correct? In fact, scholar Terry Mortenson has done fascinating original research on this subject in England, and documents that several leading, pre-Darwin scholars and scientists, known as “scriptural geologists” did not believe in long ages for the earth. Mortenson sheds light on the following: Before Darwin, what did the Church believe about the age of the earth? Why did it believe this way? What was the controversy that rocked the Church in 19th-century England? Who were the “scriptural geologists”? What influences did the Church contend with even before Darwin’s book? What is the stance of the Church today? This book is a thoroughly researched work of reference for every library - certainly every creationist library. Terry Mortenson spent much time and work on this project in both the United States and Great Britain. The history of the Church and evolution is fascinating, and it is interesting to see not only the tremendous influence that evolution has had on the Church, but on society as well.

Turning point

Turning point
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 125
ISBN: UOM:39015058802896
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Release: 2003
Editor: Anvil PressPoetry Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A selection of the less well-known, but by no means inferior, of Rilke's poems.

Agents of Babylon

Agents of Babylon
Author: David Jeremiah
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781496409911
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: NavPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his #1 New York Times bestseller Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explored the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up, Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah examines prophecy through the eyes of the characters in the book of Daniel, explains what the prophecies mean, and helps us understand how these prophetic visions and dreams apply to our lives today. Written in the same highly engaging half dramatization, half Bible teaching format as Agents of the Apocalypse, Agents of Babylon is not only an in-depth exploration of the characters and prophecies contained in the book of Daniel but also a dramatic retelling of Scripture that is sure to bring ancient prophecy to light like never before.

Turning Points

Turning Points
Author: Mark A. Noll
Pages: 352
ISBN: UOM:39015050314890
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Release: 2000
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now organized around 14 key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as He has revealed his purpose through the centuries and around the world. Original.

Slaying the Giants in Your Life

Slaying the Giants in Your Life
Author: David Jeremiah
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781418508173
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Release: 2009-06-21
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Giants plague today's church and while they may not wield spears and shields, they are fearsome, causing far too many of God's children to stumble in their walks. In Slaying the Giants in Your Life, Dr. David Jeremiah challenges us to stand valiantly against the giants that seek to terrorize today's believers. Dr. Jeremiah weaves gripping real-life stories of contemporary giant slayers who came face-to-face with their own Goliaths: temptation, doubt, procrastination, and jealousy. In each, you will discover afresh the eternal unwavering promise of God to overcome those giants.