So You Want to Be an Interpreter: An Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting

So You Want to Be an Interpreter by Jan Humphrey, Bob Alcorn, and Janice H. Humphrey

This book has evolved from more than 20 years of field-based research and classroom instruction. The authors have written the book so that both newcomers to the field of Sign Language interpretation and long-term practitioners can easily understand the history, trends and issues in the field. They have included helpful examples and numerous personal experiences in a colorful communication style described by many readers as "consumer friendly." Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points, thought questions, and suggested activities to expand one's learning. The content includes information included in the written portions of certification examinations for interpreters in both the United States and Canada. So You Want to be An Interpreter? contains vital information beneficial to people who are Deaf, parents of Deaf individuals, teachers of the Deaf, students of American Sign Language and Deaf culture, as well as Sign Language Interpreters. Jan Humphrey was introduced to ASL and the Deaf community in Texas at age 15 which lead to a life-time involvement with the Deaf community and a career as an interpreter and educator. Jan holds a Master's degree in Education from Texas A & M University, and a Doctorate in Education from Brigham Young University. She began interpreting in 1966 and has taught interpreting since 1977, coordinating Interpreter training programs in Kansas, California, and British Columbia. Jan is currently a freelance educator and consultant, as well as a community and video relay interpreter in Seattle, WA. Bob Alcorn grew up in Texas where he lost his hearing at the age of 41 from spinal meningitis. He graduated from the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. Bob received a BA degree in English from Gallaudet University and a Master's in Education from Texas A & M University. He taught Sign Language formally beginning in 1975 and taught interpreting beginning in 1981.

Perennials for the Southwest: Plants that Flourish in Arid Gardens

Perennials for the Southwest by Mary Irish

Drawing upon her vast knowledge of perennials and how they perform in the arid Southwest, Mary Irish has produced the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. This book will help Southwest gardeners meet the challenge of growing perennials successfully by providing inspired, practical information on how to design dry-climate gardens and an A-Z guide to 156 proven plants. Each entry includes the plant's scientific and common names, distribution, cultural needs, drought tolerance, and ornamental characteristics. Written in a clear, reader-friendly style and profusely illustrated with sparkling color photographs, this invaluable volume makes Irish's expertise available to every gardener.

Medical Plants of the World

Medical Plants of the World by Ben-Erik van Wyk and Michael Wink

Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a short summary with a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects. More than 500 full-color photographs assist in the identification of the plants. It is an essential reference guide for health care professionals---doctors, nurses, and especially pharmacists---or anyone with an interest in medicinal plants and their uses.

Medicinal Plants of the World
By Ben-Erik van Wyk, Michael Wink

Portland Hill Walks: 24 Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoods

Portland Hill Walks by Laura O. Foster

Portland Hill Walks features twenty-four miniature adventures stocked with stunning views, hidden stairways, leafy byways, urban forests, and places to sit, eat, and soak in the local scene. The revised and updated edition offers five new walks in addition to the well-loved classics, with new contemporary and historical photos and easier-to-follow directions.

Whether you feel like meandering through old streetcar neighborhoods or climbing a lava dome, there is a hill walk for every mood. New walks take you up to Willamette Stone State Park, across the St. Johns Bridge, down to the South Waterfront (with a ride on the aerial tram), along a stream in Gresham, and up Mounts Talbert and Scott.

Portland is a walking city, and Portland Hill Walks will inspire you to enjoy it to its fullest!